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Biscuit Recall Issued Throughout the South

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T. Marzetti Company issued a voluntary recall on frozen biscuit dough products that affects retailers, like Food Lion, and consumers in a dozen states. (Baker244/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018 05:02 PM

Frozen biscuit dough products were recalled from the shelves of several supermarket chains across 12 states following fears of listeria contamination. Consumers were urged to return the products for refunds.

The manufacturer of the frozen products, T. Marzetti Company, announced the voluntary recall for precautionary reasons, USA Today reported. The stores followed quickly by pulling the products and included Food Lion, Lowes Foods, and Piggly Wiggly.

"Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems," a T. Marzetti Company statement said.

Short-term symptoms may include high fever, stiffness, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection could also result in miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women.

Although the risks may be reduced by following baking instructions properly, some risk of illness remains from mishandling the product or not following directions.

No illnesses have yet been reported. T. Marzetti stated that all distributors and retail customers are being notified for removal of the products from shelves. “We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration and our supplier on this recall,” the company stated.

The products were distributed to the stores in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Information is available to consumers by calling 866-837-2758 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

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Frozen biscuit dough products from T. Marzetti Company were voluntarily recalled from freezer shelves of several supermarkets across 12 states following fears of listeria contamination.
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Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018 05:02 PM
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