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T. Marzetti Recalls Frozen Biscuits Over Listeria Concerns

biscuit Wikipedia 249x210 T. Marzetti Recalls Frozen Biscuits Over Listeria ConcernsT. 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:

Item #
Full UPC
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.