Westerville, Ohio-based T. Marzetti issued a recall notice indicating that the following products are being recalled “because they may have been contaminated with listeria”:

  • Southeastern Grocers’ (Winn-Dixie, BiLo, Harvey’s) SE Grocers Buttermilk Biscuits and Southern Style Biscuits
  • Food Lion supermarket chain brand Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain brand Buttermilk Biscuits and Homestyle Biscuits
  • Lowe’s Foods Buttermilk Biscuits and Southern Style Biscuits
  • Southern Home Old Fashioned Buttermilk Style Biscuits
  • Shur Fine Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits and Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits
  • Valu Time Buttermilk Biscuits and Southern Style Biscuits
  • Food Club Buttermilk Biscuits and Southern Style Biscuits
  • Laura Lynn Buttermilk Biscuits; 20-count Buttermilk Biscuits; and Southern Style Biscuits
  • Southern Home Buttermilk Biscuits; 20-count Southern Style Biscuits; and Southern Style Biscuits
  • Marshall’s Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits (Food Safety News reports Marzetti’s yanked Marshall’s Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits in California, also)
  • Premium Pick 5 Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Morning Fresh Farms Buttermilk Biscuits

The recall includes all “Best By” dates of the above frozen biscuit dough, according to the producer. Affected products were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

None of the above products are ready-to-eat and proper baking can reduce — but not eliminate — the risk of listeria infection.

Infection with Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, a condition that affects about 1,600 people each year in the U.S., including 260 people who die from its complications, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable to listeriosis. Signs and symptoms of the infection include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of balance
  • Convulsions

If pregnant women develop listeriosis, the infection may cause:

  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Infection of the infant

If you purchased any recalled biscuit dough, you should discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

To date, there have been no reports of listeria infections or other illnesses associated with the recall.

Source: FOX 8

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