May 23, 2022 -- Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. has recalled about 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon topping products that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release.

The bacon products were shipped to distributors and retail locations across the nation, the inspection service said. The recall began after a customer complained about finding metal in bacon product. Customers who have the products in their refrigerators should throw them away.

So far there have been no confirmed reports of injuries, the inspection service said, noting that it “expects there to be additional products containing the bacon and urges consumers to check back frequently to view updated lists and labels.”  

The recalled products were produced between Feb. 21-23 and March 3-5 and bear the words “EST. 27384” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products being recalled are:

-- 5-lb. packages containing “Golden Crisp Patrick Cudahy precooked bacon topping” SKU 43200 12002 with lot codes 2054, 2062 and 2063.

-- 5-lb. packages containing “Smithfield precooked bacon topping” SKU 43200 12003 with lot codes 2063 and 2064.

-- 5-lb. packages containing “Golden Crisp Patrick Cudahy fully cooked bacon topping applewood smoked” SKU 43200 12296 with lot codes 2053 and 2062.

-- 5-lb. packages containing “Smithfield fully cooked bacon topping” SKU 43200 12663 with lot code 2064.

-- 5-lb. packages containing “Member’s Mark fully cooked bacon crumbles” SKU 78742240923 with a best-if-used-by date of “2022-11-18.”

Smithfield is based in Sioux Center, Iowa. Consumers with questions can contact Smithfield Consumer Affairs hotline at 844-342-2596.

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Food Safety and Inspection Service. “Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. Recalls A Ready-To-Eat Bacon Topping Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination”

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