You simply can't deny the convenience of frozen, pre-packaged foods. Whether you're tossing in frozen diced onion into a soup or you're using pre-made Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for a nice and cozy weekend breakfast, the freezer has made life much easier. However, if you picked up these products from T. Marzetti Company, you should pay close attention because the brand issued a voluntary recall on frozen biscuits and biscuit dough due to potential listeria contamination.
The products were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The 23-product recall includes all "Best By" dates of each package.
Here's a list of the products recalled. For the full list with UPC numbers, see the press release from T. Marzetti Company.
Southern Home 20 Old Fashioned Buttermilk Style Biscuits
Shur Fine Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits
Shur Fine Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits
Valu Time Southern Style Biscuits
Valu Time Buttermilk Biscuits
Food Lion Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
Food Club Southern Style Biscuits
Food Club Buttermilk Biscuits
SE Grocers Southern Style Biscuits
SE Grocers Buttermilk Biscuits
Piggly Wiggly Buttermilk Biscuits
Piggly Wiggly Homestyle Biscuits
Lowes Foods Buttermilk Biscuits
Lowes Foods Southern Style Biscuits
Premium Pick 5 Buttermilk Biscuits
Morning Fresh Farms Buttermilk Biscuits
Marshalls Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits
Laura Lynn Southern Style Biscuits
Laura Lynn Buttermilk Biscuits
Laura Lynn 20-Count Buttermilk Biscuits
Southern Home Southern Style Biscuits
Southern Home 20-Count Southern Style Biscuits
Southern Home Buttermilk Biscuits
These items are not ready-to-eat and have baking instructions that will decrease consumer risk. This recall only applies to the items listed above from T. Marzetti Company.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and, in some cases, deathly infections in young children, the elderly, or others with weak immune systems. A listeria infection can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified, and the products are currently being removed from store shelves. Consumers with questions may contact 1-866-837-2758 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.