Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast foods have been recalled, according to an announcement made on Friday, May 5, 2017. The Aunt Jemima products include frozen pancakes, waffles, and French Toast. The nationwide voluntary recall is in effect because Pinnacle Foods Inc. suspects Listeria after testing showed the traces of it at a production plant. The New Jersey company doesn't want to take any chances that customers might get sick. However, no illnesses have been reported.

Danger of listeria

If a food is contaminated with Listeria, it could be fatal or very dangerous if consumed by certain groups of people.

For example, it could be fatal for young children. It could also be dangerous for the elderly who have weak immune systems. If pregnant women consume foods containing listeria, they could have either have miscarriages or stillbirths. Healthy people can also be affected with high fevers, headaches, diarrhea, stiffness, nausea, and abdominal pain.

What is being done

Pinnacle Foods is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the recall. Stores have been notified to remove the Jemima products from their shelves in the United States and Mexico. Keep in mind that the products are Aunt Jemima frozen foods and not dry mixes and syrups. If people have already bought any of the recalled products, they are asked to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Pinnacle Foods at 888-299-7646.

Aunt Jemima has been around for 128 years, and the breakfast food is a popular brand owned by the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago. There are several brands of frozen pancakes, waffles, and French toast on the market, but Aunt Jemima seems to be one of the most popular brands.


The recall this time is for Aunt Jemima frozen products, but other foods and drinks have been recalled throughout the years. Therefore, it is not usually for an item to be recalled. While we might think a recall is reserved for foods and drinks, other items such as cars and appliances are also recalled. It is a big loss for the company that made it and the retailer who sells it.

It is also inconvenient for the consumer; however, every recall comes with the statement that the recall is made for the safety of the consumer.

Nobody like recalls, but they are necessary when they happen. Therefore, customers are advised to heed it when it happens. Have you every had a product recalled?