Company Press Release
The J.R. Simplot Co. North American Food Group is conducting a voluntary Class II recall of the IQF products identified in the table below due to notification from a Supplier that product has the potential to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
No other Lot codes are impacted and no other Simplot products are affected by this recall. These IQF products are marketed and sold as not ready to eat (NRTE) and following the cooking preparation instructions printed on each individual case will effectively reduce the risk of exposure to this bacterium. No illnesses or customer complaints have been reported, however, the company in an abundance of caution has decided to conduct this voluntary recall.
Accordingly, we instruct affected customers to cease selling or stocking the products matching the specific lot/day codes referenced. Affected customers are also asked to locate and take control of any of this identified product that may be in the distribution system.
Simplot Customer Service will work with Customers to disposition any affected inventories.
In addition, if these day codes were further distributed, those customers are to be notified at once of this product recall and provided instructions to hold/destroy product with associated documentation.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Taking prompt action in this matter is important. If there are additional questions, please contact the Customer Hotline at 1-800-448-5545.