August 12th, 2011
10:33 PM ET

Listeria contamination fears prompt two food recalls

A Canadian company has recalled 38,000 pounds of diced bacon products that may be contaminated with listeria bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.

No illnesses have been reported from consuming the bacon, which came from Ontario-based Aliments Prince, S.E.C.

The recall is preventative, spokesman Richard Vigneault said. Most of the product is with distributors in North Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey and Illinois. The company is looking into whether the product made it into stores.

Listeria contamination primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

The contamination was discovered during routine testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recall applies to items with production dates prior to August 10, 2011, sold under the names Napoli, Stefano, Bellissimo, Olymel or Assoluti cooked diced bacon.

In an unrelated instance of listeria contamination, California company Fresh Food Concepts voluntarily recalled several layer dip products containing guacamole because the avocado potentially could be contaminated.

The contamination also was discovered in routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration. The recall extends to products with a "use by" dates of September 16 and before, sold under the following names:

– Fresh Food Concepts 5 Layer Dip

– Delicioso 5 Layer Dip

– Rojo’s Ultimate 7 Layer Dip

– Rojo’s Supreme 6 Layer Dip

– Rojo’s 6 Layer Dip

– Fresh Food Concepts 5 Layer Dip

– Signature Café 6 Layer Dip

For more information on the recalls, contact the USDA or the FDA.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Mad Hatter

    See my troll was out last night.

    August 13, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    @mad... that's why they have leash law's... now maybe you will keep that troll on a leash..

    August 13, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pink Pather

    Yes Mad Hatter...But it took me a minute to realize it , sorry....how you doing baby?

    August 13, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    Reading my bible and just had a quick thought. YOu know how everyone keeps saying "Don't feed the trolls", well...my thought for the day is, DON'T FEED THE DEVIL... peace out my kitties ... 🙂

    August 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. trcymarie

    We used diced bacon in our restaurant. I had food poisening the day before. I used the bacon to make a blt. I wonder if our Bacon is from canada!

    August 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz

    Actually I worship Satan. He is the one of power. Bye my kitties.

    August 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz

    Ahhh, look ppl a wolf in sheeps clothing in the above post!

    August 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mad Hatter

    I tried the leash but it keeps chewing through it. Tried the chain and it slipped through that. Its running loose!!!!!!
    Hello Pink Panther and all.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mad Hatter

    Dang that little head. Thought I had the chain tight enough.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    I guess I'll cancel my Lemon Maringue Bacon pie.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    D'oh!
    Hi, Cesar.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @banasy: Hi back at ya. Hope things dry out for you all.

    August 13, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT (bacon inspector)

    sorry bout the mix up.. i fell asleep and let some bad stuff get into the stores..

    August 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
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