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Contamination Fears Prompt Big Aunt Jemima Recall

Pinnacle Foods Inc., a New Jersey-based food company, is recalling all “Best By” dates (see below) of Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, and French toast because they may be contaminated with Listeria. (Dry mixes and syrups are not affected by the recall.)


Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, and French toast are being recalled due to worry of Listeria.

No illnesses have been reported yet, but Pinnacle Foods Inc. initiated the recall when they found the presence of Listeria monocytogenens in their plant environment after testing. Listeria monocytogenens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience more short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the recall, as well as notifying distributors and retailers to remove the products from store shelves in the U.S. and Mexico.

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

These two additional items are being recalled in conjunction with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA):

For more questions:
Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care
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