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Aunt Jemima Recall

To: KS State Dept of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness

From: KS Dept of Health and Environment, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response

Date: 10 May 2017

Re: Aunt Jemima Recall

A recall has been issued by Pinnacle Foods Inc. of some Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast foods including pancakes, waffles, and French toast slices because they are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This recall was initiated after Listeria monocytogenes was found in the production environment.  All affected distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified.  To date, no illnesses have been linked to this recall.  Please visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm557098.htm for a complete list of recalled products and product codes.  All "best buy" dates for these products have been recalled.

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.  People may become ill 3 to 70 days after consuming products contaminated with Listeria

Schools or child and adult care facilities who have served any of the recalled products since February 24, 2017 should identify and notify families of persons who may have eaten recalled food items.  Persons and families should be instructed if they or their children develop any symptoms of listeriosis within 70 days of their last exposure to the recalled product that they should seek medical care and notify their healthcare providers of the potential exposure to a food recalled for Listeria contamination.

More information about listeriosis can be found on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/listeria.

Some students may have eaten Aunt Jemima pancakes during our breakfast service, if so, please monitor them for the aforementioned symptoms and take the advised course of action.

Should you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Bollinger at 620.646.5234

Thank you.