Pinnacle Foods Inc., a New Jersey-based food company has issued a national recall on Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast foods due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recall is on Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, frozen waffles and frozen french toast slices
Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people 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.
ALERT: This recall includes ALL “BEST BY” dates meaning that if you have these in your freezer do not consume these products!
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.
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|
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.