Frozen Food Recalls: Ice Cream Bars and Biscuits

Two frozen food recalls have been announced this week. Check your freezers and stay safe!

  1. Buttermilk biscuits due to possible Listeria monocytogenes* contamination.
    • Hom/Ade Foods Inc. has recalled all of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 because of potential Listeria contamination. Hom/Ade Foods distributed its recalled Mary’s B’s biscuit products to retailers in 23 states,  including Wisconsin. The company says no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled item, but consumers should not eat them.
    • The Mary B’s products included in the recall are all frozen bagged biscuits with ‘Best If Used By’ dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter ‘M’ immediately after the date.
  2. Ice cream bars due to possible Listeria monocytogenes* contamination
    • In addition a recall announced earlier this week of 12-count containers of orange cream bars, Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677).
    • Both the orange cream bars and the chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars are being recalled due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,

UW-Extension Food Safety Specialist Barbara Ingham offers more details on these recalls in her lasted website post Expanded Recall: Ice Cream Bars and Biscuits

*Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.