Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces Recall

Date: June 21, 2012
What: Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces
Why: May contain pieces of cardboard and plastic
Scope: Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Square-H Brands, a Los Angeles, California establishment, is recalling approximately 1,350 pounds of a ground smoked bacon product that may contain pieces of cardboard and plastic.

The product subject to recall is 25 lb. cases of Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces.

The ground smoked bacon was packaged on April 25, 2012 and was distributed to a separate federally inspected establishment in Hawaii for further distribution and use in other products. The cases can be identified by establishment number "EST. 748" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the case code 1410070 located in the top right corner of the label.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel at the Hawaii establishment. The problem likely occurred during the transfer of the product from a cardboard and plastic holding container to the grinder.

FSIS and Square-H Brands have not received reports of injury due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a health care provider.

Consumers and with questions about the recall should contact Bill Parke, Square-H Brands Quality Assurance Manager, at 323) 267-4600 ext 3007.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.