These products are also misbranded and contain sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the product label, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The beef, pork and poultry items were produced on various dates between 16 October 2014 and 16 October 2015. There are a huge number of products affected, including various sized packages of ‘Ranch Foods Direct Smoked Bacon’, ‘Pork Peepa’s Ham’, ‘Ranch Foods Pepperoni Slice’ and ‘Ranch Foods Direct Deli Turkey’, among dozens of others.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number ‘EST. 27316’ inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail locations in Colorado and New Mexico.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a food safety assessment at the establishment.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.