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10/01/18: Biscuits pulled in 23 US states for Listeria risk

Screen-Shot-2018-01-09-at-3.09.10-PMHom/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.

Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand.

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.

UPC # DESCRIPTION COUNT PER PACKAGE
2059300007 MARY B’S JUMBO BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 35OZ 10 / 3.5OZ
2059300015 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 26.4OZ 12 / 2.2OZ
2059300018 MARY B’S SOUTHERN MADE BISCUITS 26.4OZ 12 / 2.2OZ
2059300020 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ 20 / 2.2OZ
2059300021 MARY B’S SOUTHERN MADE VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ 20 / 2.2OZ
2059300022 MARY B’s BUTTERMILK TEA BISCUITS 24OZ 24 / 1OZ
2059300023 MARY B’S BUTTER TASTE VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ 20 / 2.2OZ
2059300028 MARY B’S THIN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 28.6OZ 22 / 1.3OZ
2059300033 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ 30 / 2OZ
2059300034 MARY B’S SOUTHERN MADE FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ 30 / 2OZ
2059300035 MARY B’S BUTTERTASTE FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ 30 / 2OZ
2059383000 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK 0 TRANS FAT 220CT BULK BISCUITS 220 / 2.2OZ
2059383004 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 220CT BULK BISCUITS 220 / 2.2OZ
2059387000 MARY B’S MADE WITH WHOLE GRAIN 220CT BULK BISCUITS 220 / 2.2OZ
3059320583 MARY B’S 3.5 OZ JUMBO BUTTERMILK 144CT BULK BISCUITS

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 diarrhoea, 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.

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