Over 700 Pounds Of Bacon Marmalade Are Being Recalled. Here's Why

Bacon has the ability to bring a smoky, salty flavor and deliciously indulgent fat to dishes ranging from warming sweet potato casserole to maple-coated Brussels sprouts to, of course, sandwiches of all types. Whether crisped in the oven on a sheet pan or cooked in an air fryer, the meat is a must-have for brunch.

Although you likely picture bacon in strips accompanying an egg dish, the pork ingredient is actually an incredibly versatile one, making more low-key appearances in the base of beef stew or incorporated into pasta carbonara. The meat can also be used to create a delicious condiment that makes a welcome sight on many a cheese plate: bacon marmalade. A savory spread that often features ingredients like caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar, this meaty condiment can be made at home or found in some stores ... but if bacon jam is something you've recently purchased you'll want to read on, as more than 700 pounds of bacon marmalade produced by Eat This YUM! are being recalled.

The reason so much bacon marmalade is being recalled

If you've recently picked up a jar of Eat This YUM! brand bacon marmalade, you should be aware that Firehouse Jams, which manufactures the condiment, just recalled more than 700 pounds of it. According to a statement issued April 16 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the jam, which also includes oranges and balsamic caramelized onions, went to market without having first been inspected by the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Although no adverse events have been reported relating to the consumption of the jam, the company decided to recall those uninspected lots to err on the side of safety.

The marmalade that falls under the recall was sold in 10.5-ounce jars with the lot codes 7/23, 11/23, 12/23, and 3/24, and the establishment number 47682 written inside the USDA mark of inspection. Customers who have the product on hand in their refrigerators or pantries should throw it out or return it to the place of purchase.