Frozen Biscuit Recall

 

January 11, 2018

Parents and Families of Cocke County Students,

NETCO, a school food service cooperative serving 14 districts in Northeast Tennessee, was alerted by Gordon Food Service that Hom/Ade Foods had issued a voluntary recall of Mary Bís brand frozen biscuits due to a possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Upon receiving notice of the recall, our nutrition department immediately pulled, destroyed, and discarded all products that were included in the recall.

Prior to receiving the recall notice, the biscuits in question had been served in schools that served breakfast. According to Hom/Ade foods, the baking process should kill the bacteria, and the company says no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall. More information about the recall may be found at www.homadefoods.com. Additional information about Listeria monocytogenes may be found at www.cdc.gov/listeria.

Over a dozen Mary B's frozen bagged biscuit products involved in the recall were also sold in stores after being distributed to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

This is a national recall which also is being communicated by Food City, Food Lion, Publix and other affected grocery stores in the 23 states listed above.

Should additional information regarding this recall be received, Cocke County Schools will share that information with parents and families.

Respectfully,

Rebekah Fisher


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Rebekah Fisher

Food Service Supervisor

Cocke County School System

305 Hedrick Drive

Newport, TN 37821