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Canadian Bacon Recalled Over Listeria Fears

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DETROIT (WWJ) – There’s been a massive recall of hundreds of thousands of pounds of Canadian bacon over fears it may be contaminated by listeria. The recall affects pre-cooked diced Canadian bacon made by the Ontario company Aliments Prince.

The listeria was discovered by a routine inspection at the border. Canadian Food Inspection Agency says 380,000 pounds of the product is included in the recall.

Health officials say listeria can lead to an illness called listeriosis, which is dangerous to young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

The USDA says the recalled products have production  dates before Aug. 10, and the containers have “EST No. 169A” and “Product of  Canada.” It was sold under the names Napoli, Stefano, Bellissimo, Olymel or  Assoluti cooked diced bacon. The products were shipped to distribution centers in the U.S..

The following products are subject to recall:

• 10-lb. shipping container with two 5-lb. packages of “Napoli Cooked Bacon Topping” that bear the case code 83600

• 10-lb. shipping container with two 5-lb. packages of “Stefano Brand Cooked Diced Bacon” that bear the case code 83601

• 10-lb. shipping container with two 5-lb. packages of “Bellissimo Cooked Diced Bacon” that bear the case code 83602

• 10-lb. shipping container with two 5-lb. packages of “Olymel Cooked Diced Bacon” that bear the case code 83603

• 10-lb. shipping container with two 5-lb. packages of “Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon” that bear the case code 83608

People with questions can call the manufacturer at  1-800-361-5800.

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