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Ready-to-Eat Bagged Popcorn Recall, Possible Health Risk

Dale and Thomas Popcorn brands are sold at Costco and Walmart, among other stores in Laguna Nguel and is being recalled for possible contamination by Listeria .

Information provided by the FDA.

Dale and Thomas Popcorn sold at Costco and Walmart in Laguna Niguel, 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, according to the FDA.

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 Aug. 8, 2012 with Best-By dates of Feb. 4, 2013 through March 12, 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or email the company at: recall@daleandthomaspopcorn.com for additional information.

Recalled Products

FlavorPKG TypeSizeBag 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

Source: Information provided by the FDA.

Patricia October 03, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Crap! I had some of the aged white cheddar last night! One of my favorite snacks!!
June N. Coddington October 03, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Are you feeling ok?

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