OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updated a recall of European Butcher brand Bacon “Chuncks” to include Smoked Side Bacon Slices due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The items added to the recall are: European Butcher Smoked Side Bacon Slices in variable sizes with variable UPCs. The batch code is #30210 and includes all “Best Before” dates.
The recall was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. There have been no illnesses associated with the consumption of the affected products.
The CFIA urged consumers to throw out or return the items to the store where they were purchased. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause illness, the agency said.
European Butcher recalled its Bacon “Chuncks” on Sept. 8, after testing confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The CFIA’s food safety investigation is ongoing, and additional products may be added to the recall, the agency noted.