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80K pounds of bacon pulled for labeling error

In a hit to carnivores, a Florida meat producer has taken thousands of pounds of bacon off the shelves due to a labeling mistake.

Abe's Finest Meats has recalled more than 80,000 pounds of sliced bacon due to "misbranding," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Monday. The company failed to include sodium nitrite as an ingredient on its 10-pound frozen "Cedar Creek Hickory Smoked Sliced Bacon" packages.

CEDAR CREEK HICKORY SMOKED SLICED BACON
Source: USDA

The bacon was shipped to distributors in Florida and Georgia. No consumers have reported adverse reactions to eating the bacon, FSIS said.

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The product itself poses no health risks when consumed, Ricky Brown, plant manager at Abe's, told CNBC.

"It was an unfortunate incident in regards to the labeling," Brown said.

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