Frozen biscuit dough recalled for possible Listeria contamination

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(WVLT) -- T. Marzetti Company announced it would be voluntarily recalling all "Best By" dates of frozen biscuit dough that was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, because of possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes could cause serious or sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, or others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals could suffer from short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The Food and Drug Administration said no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items, but consumers were advised not to consume them.

The following products were included in the recall:

The products are not ready-to-eat items and feature baking instructions on the packaging; however, the FDA said some risk remains that the mishandling of the product prior to or without adequate baking could cause illness.

Affected product should be destroyed or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-866-837-2758 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.