|Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk
WASHINGTON, January 10, 2018 - Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled.
As with the other recalls, Hom/Ade Foods reported the potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination involved another company in the food supply chain.
“The problem was discovered in a product sampling conducted by an outside co-packer, who manufactured the product,” according to the recall.
Hom/Ade Foods distributed its recalled Mary’s B’s biscuit products to retailers in 23 states, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and sold in retail stores.
The company says no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled item, but consumers should not eat them.
The Mary B’s products affected are frozen bagged biscuits with the UPC codes listed below; “All ‘Best If Used By’ dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter ‘M’ immediately after the date are included in the recall.” Consumers can identify the UPC code on the back of the package, in the lower right corner.
These biscuit products are not ready-to-eat.
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.
Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is working with the FDA and supplier to fix the problem. Consumers can return affected products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers or consumers with questions can call Hom/Ade Foods Inc. at 1-855-562-7773.