Cooked, diced bacon is being recalled because it could be contaminated with Listeria, according to news reports .
Nearly 2,900 pounds of diced bacon are affected by the recall, announced the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Listeria was found during regular testing conducted July 19. The contamination appeared in a sample of the cooked bacon imported from Canada.
Included in the recall is:
- 5-lb bags of "Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon"
So far, no reported illnesses have surfaced regarding the recalled bacon.
As a Columbia personal injury attorney , I urge consumers to check this recall and make sure they aren't eating this potentially contaminated food. Listeria is a potentially fatal foodborne disease that is linked to miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. It can also cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Staphylococcus can cause serious gastrointestinal illnesses, including nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Both pathogens are more serious in the elderly and very young.
While we don't handle this kind of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact a Columbia personal injury lawyer who can help.