*Updated: on May 9, 2017, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Public Health Alert, available here.*
Below is the recall notice published May 6, 2017.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
By Sarah Tremolo, strat-igence.com
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
“No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment. We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this recall.”
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
All affected distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.
This announcement applies only to the Aunt Jemima frozen products listed below and does not include any Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups.
All ‘Best By’ dates of the following products are included in this recall:
|17 Retail Products||PKG UPC|
|AUNT JEMIMA LIL GRIDDLERS BLUEBERRY 14.5oz||019600054603|
|AUNT JEMIMA MINI PANCAKES 14.5oz||019600054801|
|AUNT JEMIMA FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz||019600057703|
|AUNT JEMIMA CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz||019600058908|
|AUNT JEMIMA WHOLE GRAIN FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz||019600059684|
|AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK PANCAKE LOW FAT 14.5oz||019600061007|
|AUNT JEMIMA HOMESTYLE WAFFLE 17.18oz||019600062004|
|AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK WAFFLE 17.18oz||019600062103|
|AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY WAFFLE 17.18oz||019600062202|
|AUNT JEMIMA LOW FAT WAFFLE 17.18oz||019600062301|
|AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY PANCAKE 14.8oz||019600064701|
|AUNT JEMIMA OATMEAL PANCAKE 14.8oz||019600064909|
|AUNT JEMIMA WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKE 14.5oz||019600066408|
|AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK PANCAKE 14.8oz||019600068204|
|AUNT JEMIMA HOMESTYLE PANCAKE 14.8oz||019600069102|
|AUNT JEMIMA 60CT CLUB PANCAKES PREMIUM||019600435907|
|AUNT JEMIMA PANCAKE MEXICO 60CT||019600435921|
Two (2) additional items are being recalled in conjunction with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).
|AUNT JEMIMA FRENCH TOAST & SAUSAGE 5.5oz||051000063915|
|HUNGRY MAN SELECTS CHICKEN & WAFFLES 8/16oz||658276202903|
No other Aunt Jemima branded or Hungry Man branded products or any other products produced by Pinnacle Foods are included within this recall.
Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pinnacle Foods at 1.888.299.7646.