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Recall: Two Kinds of Frozen Biscuits


Jan. 12, 2018 -- For the second time in 2 weeks, a national food producer has announced a recall of frozen biscuits over listeria concerns.

Hom/Ade Foods and T. Marzetti Co. are voluntarily recallingfrozen biscuit productsdue to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon disease that can be fatal. It can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea, the FDA says.

Healthy people rarely get listeriosis, the FDA says, but it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. It can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and people who have HIV or who are getting chemotherapy.

Affected Hom/Ade products, sold under the brand name Mary B’s, are frozen bagged biscuits with the UPC codes listed below. All “Best If Used By” dates before Sept. 23, 2018, and with the letter “M” immediately after the date, are included in the recall. The code is on the back of the bag, lower right corner. No other code dates are affected.

UPC Description Count Per Package

2059300007 Mary B’s Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits, 35-ounce 10 / 3.5 ounces

2059300015 Mary B’s Buttermilk Biscuits, 26.4-ounce 12 / 2.2 ounces

2059300018 Mary B’s Southern Made Biscuits, 26.4-ounce 12 / 2.2 ounces

2059300020 Mary B’s Buttermilk Value Pack Biscuits, 44-ounce 20 / 2.2 ounces

2059300021 Mary B’s Southern Made Value Pack Biscuits, 44-ounce 20 / 2.2 ounces

2059300022 Mary B’s Buttermilk Tea Biscuits, 24-ounce 24 / 1 ounce

2059300023 Mary B’s Butter Taste Value Pack Biscuits, 44-ounce 20 / 2.2 ounces

2059300028 Mary B’s Thin Buttermilk Biscuits, 28.6-ounce 22 / 1.3 ounces

2059300033 Mary B’s Buttermilk Family Pack Biscuits, 60-ounce 30 / 2 ounces

2059300034 Mary B’s Southern Made Family Pack Biscuits, 60-ounce 30 / 2 ounces

2059300035 Mary B’s Butter Taste Family Pack Biscuits, 60-ounce 30 / 2 ounces

2059383000 Mary B’s Buttermilk 0 Trans Fat 220-count Bulk Biscuits, 220 / 2.2 ounces

2059383004 Mary B’s Buttermilk Biscuits 220-count Bulk Biscuits, 220 / 2.2 ounces

2059387000 Mary B’s Made With Whole Grain 220-count Bulk Biscuits, 220 / 2.2 ounces

3059320583 Mary B’s 3.5-Ounce Jumbo Buttermilk 144-count Bulk Biscuits, 144 / 3.5 ounces

The recalled biscuits were sent to Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

They were sold at a variety of stores, including Kroger.

Following the baking instructions on the label to fully cook the biscuits will make an infection less likely, but the company warns that mishandling the frozen dough before baking, or not baking it enough, could still cause illness.

The T. Marzetti Co. announced on Dec. 29 that it, too, was voluntarily recalling frozen biscuits sold under a variety of names at national and regional grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The biscuits were sold at Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, and other retailers.

This announcement applies only to the products listed below.

All “Best By” dates of the following products are included in this recall:

UPC Description Count Per Package

0788002640 Southern Home 20 Old Fashioned Buttermilk Style Biscuits 20-count

1116103754 Shur Fine Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits 12-count

1116103755 Shur Fine Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

1122503092 Valu Time Southern Style Biscuits 20-count

1122508421 Valu Time Buttermilk Style Biscuits 20-count

3582604815 Food Lion Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

3680004683 Food Club Southern Style Biscuits 12-count

3680007549 Food Club Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

3825911726 SE Grocers Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

3825911892 SE Grocers Southern Style Biscuits 20-count

4129075433 Piggly Wiggly Buttermilk Biscuits 20-count

4129075434 Piggly Wiggly Homestyle Biscuits 20-count

4164300718 Lowes Foods Buttermilk Biscuits 20-count

4164300719 Lowes Foods Southern Style Biscuits 20-count

5193333968 Premium Pick 5 Buttermilk Biscuits 20-count

7145220434 Morning Fresh Farms Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

7229200025 Marshalls Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits 12-count

8685402591 Laura Lynn Southern Style Biscuits 12-count

8685404014 Laura Lynn Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

8685404894 Laura Lynn 20-Count Buttermilk Biscuits 20-count

8826703140 Southern Home Southern Style Biscuits 12-count

8826703141 Southern Home 20-Count Southern Style Biscuits 20-count

8826703152 Southern Home Buttermilk Biscuits 12-count

Do not eat these products. No illnesses have been reported. Any product included in the recalls should be destroyed or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

To contact Hom/Ade Foods, call 855-562-7773, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.

Contact T. Marzetti Co. at 866-837-2758 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

WebMD Article Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on January 12, 2018
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