Kraft recalls 2 million pounds of turkey bacon

Staff Report

Staff Report

NEWBERRY – Kraft Heinz Foods Co. has recalled approximately 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that could spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

The turkey bacon was produced in Newberry between May 31, 2015, and Aug. 6, 2015.

“The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily withdrawing approximately 84,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon due to the possibility that some product may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date,” said Jody Moore with corporate affairs at The Kraft Heinz Company. “Although this premature spoilage is not a food safety issue, the affected product may not deliver the high quality taste, texture and appearance our consumers expect from Oscar Mayer.”

The following products are subject to recall:

• 56-ounce cardboard boxes containing four plastic wrapped packages marked Oscar Mayer “Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 4470007633 0, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 24 AUG 2015 through 26 OCT 2015.

• 36-ounce cardboard boxes containing three plastic wrapped packages marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154874 8, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 28 AUG 2015 through 20 OCT 2015.

• 48-ounce cardboard boxes containing four plastic wrapped packages marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154879 3, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 3 SEPT 2015 through 30 OCT 2015.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-9070” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the line number “RS19.” The items were shipped nationwide and exported to the Bahamas and St. Martin. The problem was discovered during an investigation into spoilage-related consumer complaints.

FSIS has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to the consumption of these products. However, the company has received reports of illness related to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.