Kraft Heinz recalling Oscar Mayer turkey bacon

by Monica Watrous
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Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling approximately 2,068,467 lbs of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon products.

WASHINGTON — Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling approximately 2,068,467 lbs of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon products due to possible adulteration because the products may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.).

The incident was discovered by Kraft Heinz, Newberry, S.C., during an investigation into consumer complaints related to product spoilage. The company has received reports of illness, but F.S.I.S. said it has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to the consumption of the products.

The affected products were produced between May 31 and Aug. 6 and bear the establishment number “P-9070” inside the U.S.D.A. mark of inspection and the line number “RS19.” They were shipped nationwide and exported to the Bahamas and St. Martin. Products include Oscar Mayer Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon in 56-oz cardboard boxes, Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed in 36-oz cardboard boxes, and Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed in 48-oz cardboard boxes.

More information is available at fsis.usda.gov.

Earlier this year, Kraft Heinz announced a voluntary recall of 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese due to a malfunctioning wrapper that could potentially cause a choking hazard.  Just a few months before, Kraft recalled about 242,000 cases cases of the original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.
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