Not preserved - Keep refrigerated below 40 degrees F at all times. Cooking Instructions: Stovetop: Place separated bacon slices in a cold skillet; do not overcrowd. Cook slowly over medium heat, 5-6 minutes or until brown and crisp. Turn occasionally; drain on paper towels. Microwave: Place separated bacon slices between double layers of paper towels on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes per slice or until crisp. Caution: Plate may be hot. Microwave ovens vary; adjust times as needed. Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place separated bacon slices on wire racks in baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crisp. No turning necessary. Broil: Place separated bacon slices on wire rack in baking pan 3-4 inches from heat source. Broil 2-3 minutes on each side or until 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. 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.