Frozen biscuits recalled; listeria risks

Leslie Hanson
January 13, 2018

A popular frozen food company is pulling biscuits from the shelves in almost two dozen states, including Pennsylvania.

NETCO, a school food service cooperative serving 14 districts in Northeast Tennessee, was alerted by Gordon Food Service that Hom/Ade Foods issued a voluntary recall on Mary B's brand frozen biscuits. The product's manufacturer, an outside co-packer, discovered the problem during a product sampling.

If you're a fan of Mary B's biscuits (and who isn't?), you won't be able to find them in your frozen food aisles right now. Hom/Ade Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled all affected products and is working with the FDA and supplier to fix the problem.

According to federal food safety information found at, older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at special risk for listeria-related illness. All "Best If Used By" dates before September 23, 2018 and with the letter "M" immediately after the date are included in the recall. Healthy people can suffer high fevers, severe headaches, nausea and diarrhea.

Retailers in 23 states, including MS, are in the distribution area.

The affected products may be returned to the place they were purchased for a full refund, and anyone with questions can call Hom/Ade at between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT.

For a list of affected packages, check this list of UPC codes.

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