Please check your frozen Aunt Jemima pancakes. Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling frozen pancakes, waffles, and French toast when testing showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in their plant in New Jersey. The recall only affects food with “Best By” dates, and doesn’t apply to dry mixes or syrups.
All of the affected distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified. The products that have been recalled have been removed from shelves in the United States and Mexico.
Remember, it’s better safe than sorry
Listeria monocytogenes is not something to mess around with. According to the FDA, it can cause fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you develop a listeria infection, you may experience fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea.
Um, no thank you.
Symptoms may begin a few days after you’ve eaten contaminated food. But it may take as long as 30 days or more before the first signs and symptoms of infection begin.
Luckily there have been no reports of illness. And we hope that the recall will prevent infection from possibly contaminated food! Check out FDA site on the recall for the full list of frozen products.