- The Kraft Heinz Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon because the products could spoil before the "Best When Used By" date. The company received "spoilage-related consumer complaints," the USDA said in a news release.
- Some consumers reported feeling unwell after consuming the turkey bacon, which prompted the recall investigation.
- The recall is classified as Class II, which means "a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product," the release said. The USDA also labeled the recall as a "low" health risk.
This is Kraft Heinz's second recall recently, and its second recall as a combined company, after recalling 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles due to a choking hazard caused by a malfunctioning wrapper. Before the merger with Heinz, Kraft recalled 6.5 million of its macaroni and cheese boxes for potential metal pieces.
Last month, a report showed the number and costs of food recalls in the U.S. have almost doubled since 2002, with explanations including regulatory changes and supply chain globalization increase.
Last week, data compiled from the USDA and FDA showed that organic food recalls are accounting for a higher percentage of recalls this year, though the number of organic products on the market has grown significantly in that time as well.