FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2011 – Ian’s is voluntarily recalling specific lot numbers of two products due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The following two products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are being recalled because they may have been distributed to retailers nationwide and sold in the frozen foods section of the supermarket:
- 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese with a use-by date of 26Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-43670-8 (372 packages impacted)
- 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza with a use-by date of 28Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-91572-2 (120 packages impacted)
A total of 492 individual boxes are potentially affected.
Consumers who purchased the above products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are asked to return the products to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are not affected by the recall, and can be used by consumers.
Consumers with questions can contact Ian’s at 1-800-543-6637 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Ian’s website at www.iansnaturalfoods.com9.
Ian’s offers an extensive line of great-tasting, better-for-you foods for families on-the-go. Ian’s creates and manufactures frozen entrees, fries, kids meals, breakfast foods, snacks and breadcrumbs. Ian’s also offers several food items designed with special dietary needs in mind. Today, Ian’s is based in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is a certified carbon neutral company through the Canadian GHG Challenge Registry. Products are available nationwide at your local natural and organic retailer, and at the company’s Web site, www.iansnaturalfoods.com10.