If you are a bacon lover, you might want to be on the lookout for this recall. An Iowa establishment is recalling over 150,000 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon for contamination.

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The recall was called after a customer reported finding metal in their ready-to-eat bacon product. The USDA has classified it as Class I, a high or medium risk, meaning the product has the probability to cause serious health consequences or death.

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp in Sioux Center recalls 185,610 pounds of bacon for possible metal contamination. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) also suspects there are additional products contaminating the bacon.

The recalled items were produced between February 21-23, 2022, and, March 3-5, 2022.


The product’s 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 “BEST IF USED BY” date of “2022-11-18.”https://twitter.com/_KayAyWhyElleAy/status/1527794862040436736

Items in the recall have been shipped to distributors across the country. According to FSIS, some of the bacon products could have been used in other products.

There have been no other confirmed reports of injuries from eating the bacon products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Smithfield Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-844-342-2596. Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854).

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