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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  1. Pink Pather

    Be careful Lady bloggers, Mad Hatter MUD BARS could contain this Bacterium...

    August 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. drap

    This sounds like blatant sabatoge by Farmer John... .

    August 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pink Pather

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    August 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pink Pather

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    August 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad Hatter

    Me too. Let's get together Pinky. My place or yours.

    August 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Police academy

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    August 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TvNYC

    Funny my blogs get blocked!
    @banasy hope your enjoying the nice weather!

    August 13, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
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    August 13, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mind Funk

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    August 13, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. TvNYC

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    August 13, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mind Funk

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  14. RUFFNUTT

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    August 13, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
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