Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, French toast recalled

Henrietta Brewer
May 6, 2017

The recall was issued as a precautionary measure for the health and safety of the consumers.

Pinnacle Foods Inc. notified distributors and retailers of its decision to pull the products from US and Mexican store shelves after testing showed the presence of listeria monocytogenes in a production plant.

A New Jersey-based food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast because they might be contaminated with Listeria.

The recall came after testing reportedly showed Listeria monocytogenes at a production plant, according to the AP.

The recall is nationwide in the USA and includes more than a dozen products.

Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups aren't affected by this recall. All packaged products with a "Best By" date are being recalled. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The bacteria can cause fatal infections in children and the elderly. One product is being recalled in Mexico. A Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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