Through routine testing on July 19, 2011, FSIS found a sample of cooked diced bacon imported from Aliments Prince, S.E.C. to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The initial product represented by that sample was refused entry. An in-depth investigation by the firm and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency into the root cause of the Listeria monocytogenes finding resulted in a recall of all precooked bacon products from the Canadian firm. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
The products subject to recall include 10-pound shipping containers with two 5-pound packages of:
* "Napoli Cooked Bacon Topping" that bear the case code 83600
* "Stefano Brand Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83601
* "Bellissimo Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83602
* "Olymel Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83603
* "Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83608
All production dates prior to August 10, 2011, are subject to recall. The labels on the shipping containers have "EST No. 169A" and "Product of Canada." The products were shipped to distribution centers in the U.S. for further distribution to food service institutions.