Through routine testing on July 19, 2011, FSIS found a sample of cooked diced bacon imported from Canadian EST No. 169A, Aliments Prince, S.E.C. to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The initial product represented by that sample is on hold, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that additional product represented by the positive sample had been shipped to the United States. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
The product subject to recall is 10-pound shipping container with two 5-pound bags of “Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon.” The “Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon” has a case code of 1173 and EST No. 169A. It bears the Canadian mark of inspection and a Certification Number of 406515, 406516, or 406562. The products were shipped to distribution centers in Fla., Ill., Ind., Mich., and Ohio for further distribution to foodservice institutions.