Hom/Ade Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Mary B’s® brand biscuits due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses were reported. The problem was discovered in a product sample by an outside co-packer who manufactured the product.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning infections — especially in young children, elderly people, and people with weak immune systems.
The following Mary B’s® biscuit products were recalled:
- MARY B’S JUMBO BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 35OZ — UPC #2059300007 — 10 count / 3.5 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 26.4OZ — UPC #2059300015 — 12 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERMILK VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ — UPC #2059300020 — 20 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ — UPC #2059300021 — 20 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’s BUTTERMILK TEA BISCUITS 24OZ — UPC #2059300022 — 24 count / 1 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERTASTE VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ — UPC #2059300023 — 20 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’S THIN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 28.6OZ — UPC #2059300028 — 22 count / 1.3 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERMILK FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ — UPC #2059300033 — 30 count / 2 ounce
- MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ — UPC #2059300034 — 30 count / 2 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERTASTE FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ — UPC #2059300035 — 30 count / 2 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERMILK 0 TRANS FAT 220CT BULK BISCUITS — UPC #2059383000 — 220 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 220CT BULK BISCUITS — UPC #2059383004 — 220 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’S MADE WITH WHOLE GRAIN 220CT BULK BISCUITS — UPC #2059387000 — 220 count / 2.2 ounce
- MARY B’S 3.5 OZ JUMBO BUTTERMILK 144CT BULK BISCUITS — UPC #3059320583 — 144 count / 3.5 ounce
MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE BISCUITS 26.4OZ — UPC #2059300018 — 12 count / 2.2 ounce
According to a recall notice posted by the FDA on January 11:
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.”
Mary B’s biscuits were sold in retail grocery stores in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Geordia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The biscuits are supposed to be baked before consumption. Baking will reduce the risk of food poisoning with Listeria, but there is a risk that mishandling the product prior to baking may cause illness.
Hom/Ade Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled all affected products and is working with the FDA and supplier to fix the problem.
Consumers are urged to return affected products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can call Hom/Ade Foods Inc. at 1-855-562-7773, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.