Fieldbrook Foods Corporation of Dunkirk NY has issued a voluntary recall of 20 cases of the Tops brand of Orange Cream Bars and 320 cases of the Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream Bars due to the possibility that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.
The recalled Top’s Orange Cream Bars were sold in Tops retail stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The product comes in a 12 ct retail box (pictures attached). The product has a production date of December 18, 2017 and a “best by” date of December 18, 2018.
The recalled Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars were sold in Meijer retail stores located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. The product comes in a 12 ct retail box (pictures attached). The product has a production date of November 30, 2017 and a “best by” date of November 30, 2018.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in another production lot that has been fully contained. The recall is out of precaution for consumer health and food safety. The company has suspended production and distribution of the product while it cooperates with the FDA to fully investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Tops Orange Cream Bars or Meijer Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 800/333-0805 x2270.
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation takes the safety and integrity of their products very seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 800/333-0805 x2270