Dale and Thomas Popcorn Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Popcorn Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–October 1, 2012.  Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling a limited number of ready-to-eat bags of select flavors of Popcorn, Indiana-brand popcorn products (listed below) because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. 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. Anyone who is concerned about a possible health problem or illness should contact a healthcare provider immediately.

Products involved in the recall should not be consumed and may be returned to the point of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The recalled products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers, and consumers through the Internet on or after August 8th, 2012 with Best By dates of February 4th, 2013 through March 12th, 2013. All recalled products were packaged in red bags of various sizes. Consumers can identify if they have purchased an impacted product by looking at the Best By date located in the front, top right corner of the package and the Bag UPC (Code) located in the nutritional panel found on the back, bottom left corner of the package.

All other Popcorn, Indiana-brand products are safe to consume.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat bags of Popcorn, Indiana-brand products.

Consumers with recalled product(s) should contact Dale and Thomas’ dedicated recall hotline (866) 940-7936 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or email the company at: [email protected] for additional information.

Recalled Products

Flavor PKG Type Size Bag UPC (Code) Best By Dates
Aged White Cheddar Bag 3.5oz 843571000532 2/11/2013,
2/16/2013,
2/25/2013,
2/27/2013,
3/9/2013,
3/10/2013
Aged White Cheddar Bag 8oz 843571000785 2/5/2013,
2/11/2013,
2/16/2013,
2/17/2013,
2/18/2013,
2/25/2013,
2/26/2013,
2/27/2013,
3/9/2013,
3/10/2013
Aged White Cheddar Bag 8.3oz 843571002956 2/4/2013,
2/5/2013,
2/11/2013,
2/17/2013,
2/18/2013,
2/25/2013,
2/26/2013,
2/27/ 2013
Aged White Cheddar Bag 9oz 843571000785 2/18/2013,
2/25/2013
Almond Biscotti Bag 6.5oz 843571003809 2/16/2013,
3/4/2013
Almond Biscotti Bag 7oz 843571003854 3/3/2013,
3/4/2013
American Cheese Bag 7oz 843571004134 2/4/2013,
2/12/2013,
3/9/2013
Apple Crisp Bag 8oz 843571003243 3/4/2013
Bacon Ranch Bag 3.5oz 843571001942 2/18/2013,
3/6/2013,
3/9/2013,
3/10/2013
Bacon Ranch Bag 7.75oz 843571001935 2/18/2013
Bacon Ranch Bag 8.3oz 843571003007 2/12/2013,
2/18/2013,
3/6/2013
Black & White Drizzle Bag 6oz 843571002345 2/9/2013,
2/13/2013,
2/23/2013,
3/3/2013
Caramel Bag 7.4oz 843571003045 2/16/2013,
3/12/2013
Caramel Bag 8oz 843571002369 2/4/2013,
2/16/2013,
3/3/2013
Caramel Roasted Peanuts Bag 7oz 843571003861 3/3/2013
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bag 5oz 843571003786 3/6/2013,
3/9/2013
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bag 5.5oz 843571003847 2/5/2013,
2/20/2013,
2/23/2013,
2/24/2013,
3/6/2013
Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle Bag 5.5oz 843571003052 3/6/2013,
3/9/2013
Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle Bag 6oz 843571002352 2/19/2013,
2/24/2013,
3/10/2013
Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip
Drizzle
Bag 5.5oz 843571003076 3/6/2013,
3/9/2013
Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip
Drizzle
Bag 6oz 843571002338 2/10/2013,
2/12/2013,
2/23/2013
Kettlecorn Bag 9.75oz 843571000150 2/6/2013,
2/17/2013
Kettlecorn Bag 14oz 843571000693 2/6/2013
Kettlecorn Multipack 8-Pack Bag 0.7oz 843571001676 2/4/2013
Salt & Pepper Bag 6.9oz 843571003557 2/12/2013,
3/10/2013
Wasabi Reserve Bag 5.5oz 843571002048

2/18/2013,
3/6/2013

 

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

Source: fda.gov