T. Marzetti Company, the manufacturer of biscuits and other baked goods sold under various brand names, said on Tuesday that it is recalling a number of products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
So far no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled products, which are not ready to eat and require cooking, which reduces the risk of causing illness. Still, if the baking instructions are not properly followed or the product is mishandled, the risk of contracting listeriosis remains.
Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young children, elderly people, and others with frail health or weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, but Listeria infection can lead to miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.
According to the T. Marzetti Company, the recalled products were distributed to retail stores in 12 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
T. Marzetti made the recalled products under the brand names Southern Home, Shur Fine, Valu Time, Food Club, SE Grocers, Piggly Wiggly, Lowes, Premium Pick, Morning Fresh, Marshalls, and Laura Lynn.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers who bought the products to avoid eating them: “Affected product should be destroyed or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the agency said.
All “Best By” dates of the following products are included in the recall:
|Description||Count per pkg|
|0788002640||SOUTHERN HOME 20 OLD FASHIONED BUTTERMILK STYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|1116103754||SHUR FINE OLD FASIONED SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||12 ct|
|1116103755||SHUR FINE OLD FASIONED BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
|1122503092||VALU TIME SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|1122508421||VALU TIME BUTTERMILK STYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|3582604815||FOOD LION HOMESTYLE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
|3680004683||FOOD CLUB SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||12 ct|
|3680007549||FOOD CLUB BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
|3825911726||SE GROCERS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
|3825911892||SE GROCERS SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|4129075433||PIGGLY WIGGLY BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||20 ct|
|4129075434||PIGGLY WIGGLY HOMESTYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|4164300718||LOWES FOODS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||20 ct|
|4164300719||LOWES FOODS SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|5193333968||PREMIUM PICK 5 BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||20 ct|
|7145220434||MORNING FRESH FARMS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
|7229200025||MARSHALLS OLD FASHIONED SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||12 ct|
|8685402591||LAURA LYNN SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||12 ct|
|8685404014||LAURA LYNN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
|8685404894||LAURA LYNN 20CT BUTTERMILK BISCUIT||20 ct|
|8826703140||SOUTHERN HOME SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||12 ct|
|8826703141||SOUTHERN HOME 20CT SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS||20 ct|
|8826703152||SOUTHERN HOME BUTTERMILK BISCUITS||12 ct|
Consumers with questions may contact 1-866-837-2758 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.