Safe Handling Instructions: This product was prepared from inspected and passed meat and/or poultry. Some food products may contain bacteria that could cause illness if the product is mishandled or cooked improperly. For your protection, follow these safe handling instructions. Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Keep raw meat and poultry separate from other foods. Wash working surfaces (including cutting boards), utensils, and hands after touching raw meat or poultry. Cook thoroughly. Keep hot foods hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard. Uncured bacon needs to be fully cooked. Fry - Place bacon slices in single layer in unheated skillet. Cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes until brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Bake - Place bacon in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes until brown and crisp. No turning is necessary. Drain on paper towels. Microwave - Directions were developed for 1100 watt and higher microwave ovens. Cooking in microwave ovens below 1100 watts will require additional time to reach proper temperature. Place bacon slices between paper towels on paper plate or microwave-safe dish. Cook on High: 2 slices for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes; 4 slices for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, until brown and crisp. For food safety, cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F as measured with a food thermometer. Appliances may vary; adjust cooking times accordingly. Refrigerate or discard leftovers immediately. Not preserved - Keep refrigerated below 40 degrees F at all times.