Pinnacle Foods Issues Recall over Listeria Concerns

We have seen many US Food and Drug Administration recalls over the past couple years regarding concerns over listeria contamination. In March of this year, actually, the FDA has already issued several frozen food product recalls over such fears. And this week, the FDA has announced yet another recall, this time over frozen food products from Pinnacle Foods. This is a major manufacturer of several brands of consumer frozen food products.

The company writes, in the recall, “The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority.”

The voluntary recall mostly regards Aunt Jemima frozen food products. On May 5, both Pinnacle Foods and the US FDA made announcements explaining that the recall was made after investigations found traces of Listeria monocytogenes in the manufacturing plant where the consumer frozen food products are made.

Essentially, Pinnacle Foods warns that all “Best by” dates for Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles, Frozen Pancakes, and Frozen French Toast Slices, distributed within the United States and Mexico could be potentially contaminated.

The recall affects the following 12.5 oz boxes:

  • Aunt Jemima French Toast 019600057703
  • Aunt Jemima Cinnamon French Toast 019600058908
  • Aunt Jemima Whole Grain French Toast 019600059684

The recall affects the following 14.5 oz boxes:

  • Aunt Jemima Lil Griddlers Blueberry Pancakes 01960054603
  • Aunt Jemima Mini Pancakes 019600054801
  • Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes 019600061007
  • Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakse 019600066408

The recall affects the following 14.8 oz boxes:

  • Aunt Jemima Blueberry Pancakes 019600064701
  • Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes 019600064909
  • Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes 019600068204
  • Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes 019600069102

The recall affects the following 17.18 oz boxes:

  • Aunt Jemima Homestyle Waffle 019600062004
  • Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Waffle 019600062103
  • Aunt Jemima Blueberry Waffle 019600062202
  • Aunt Jemima Low Fat Waffle 019600062301

The recall also affects the following additional products:

  • 60-ct boxes Aunt Jemima Club Pancakes Premium 019600435907
  • 60-ct boxes Aunt Jemima Pancake Mexico 019600435921
  • 5 oz Aunt Jemima French Toast & Sausage 051000063915
  • 8 oz and 16 oz Hungry Man Selects Chicken & Waffles 6582762052903

Because of the size and potential severity of this recall, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is also issuing a similar nationwide product recall for this brand, in Canada.

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