Three Aunt Jemima products are being recalled to Canada because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes .
In a press release the company said:
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.
Pinnacle Foods Canada recalls the following products:
- “Waffles”, 3.57 kg
- “Original Thin French Toast”, 6,1 kg
- “Thick French Toast”, 4.86 kg
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.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recommends that anyone who owns any of these products not consume them. Instead, they should be dropped or brought back to the store where they were purchased.
Anyone who believes that they have become ill after eating these products should consult a doctor.
Foods contaminated with this bacteria do not necessarily have any visible signs or suspicious odors, the agency says, but they can still make people sick.
Vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and neck stiffness may be present.
Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
However, no cases of illness resulting from the consumption of these products have been reported.
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