Frozen biscuit dough maker issues recall

by Eric Schroeder
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Tl. Marzetti Marshall's Old Fashioned biscuits recall
T. Marzetti's recalled frozen biscuit dough was packaged under such brands as Marshall's Old Fashioned.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — T. Marzetti Co., a subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corp., on Dec. 29 announced the voluntary recall of a range of frozen biscuits due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

T. Marzetti said the frozen biscuit dough was packaged under such brands as Southern Home, Shur Fine, Valu Time, Food Lion, SE Grocers, Piggly Wiggly, Lowes Foods, Premium Pick 5, Morning Fresh, Marshall's Old Fashioned and Laura Lynn, and was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items, the company said.

“Although these products are not ready-to-eat items and have baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that the mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness,” T. Marzetti said. “We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration and our supplier on this recall. All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified, and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.” 
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By Janet Ransom 1/7/2018 8:34:17 AM
Is the contamination from the food product or equipment?