Aunt Jemima Frozen Products Recalled Over Listeria Concern

Pancake lovers, beware: There might be listeria lurking in your frozen breakfast of choice. If you have these products, get rid of 'em!

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Pinnacle Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled several frozen food products from the Aunt Jemima brand, according to a report from the FDA. The recall applies to frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast regardless of best buy date—and while there's no proof of contanimation, it's important to note that there's a chance these products have been tainted with listeria—if you're pregnant, you can't afford to ignore this warning.

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause illness in anyone, but pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to its effects. As we've previously reported, exposure to listeria can lead to stillbirth, miscarriage, fetal infection and more.

That's why it's important for pregnant women who have any of the recalled products in their freezers to get rid of them as soon as possible. The affected items were distributed nationwide in the United States as well as in Mexico. There have been no reported illnesses, but officials found traces of listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment. This indicated a possibility of contamination, and the company preemptively issued the recall to prevent any illnesses. You can return any of the products included wherever you purchased them for a full refund. 

The report indicates that shelf-stable items like maple syrups and sauces have not been recalled. You can find a full list of the items included in the recall at the FDA website.