Food Safety

May 5, 2017 VOLUNTARY RECALL

Pinnacle Foods, Inc. announced a recall involving all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment where the products are made.

This recall is for:

G’s ITEM # PRODUCT DESCRIPTION MANUFACTURER ITEM#
2800 Original Thin French Toast Slice, 1.5 oz 46003
2802 Original Thick French Toast, 2.38 oz 43560
2803 French Toast, WG, 2.38 oz 43583
3495 Original Pancakes, 1.2 oz 46004
5454 Regular Square Waffles, 0.87 oz 46009
5473 Jumbo Square Waffles, WG, 1.39 oz 43577


Our Customer Service Department is in the process of contacting customers who have received this product.

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.

Food safety is a paramount concern to Ginsberg’s Foods.

We adhere to the strict Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) protocols to ensure product safety while in our possession. If a recall is issued by a manufacturer affecting our customers, our Recall Policy is implemented immediately, and all pertinent information is communicated to impacted customers by verbal contact as well as being posted here. You can also check www.foodsafety.gov for more information.

Recall background & definitions:

Recalls are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. Class I recall: a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Class II recall:a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Class III recall: a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences. Examples might be a container defect (plastic material delaminating or a lid that does not seal); off-taste, color, or leaks in a bottled drink, and lack of English labeling in a retail food. Market withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation. For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems would be a market withdrawal.