Two Butternut Squash Producers Recall Dozens of Products

More than 40 products have been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

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The US Food and Drug Administration published a pair of food recall announcements from producers of butternut squash products due to risk of Listeria contamination. 

Lancaster Foods

Lancaster Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its processed butternut squash items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recalled items were distributed in NC, VA, DC, MD, PN, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, and VT mainly through retail stores.

Photo 5 Butternut Squash ChunksThe products noted:

  1. 16 oz Autumn Medley - UPC 8 13055 01115 6; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/07/21, and 01/09/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  2. 12 oz Butternut Squash Noodles - UPC 8 13055 01749 3; with the expiration date of 01/10/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamperevident clamshell.
  3. 12 oz Butternut Squash Noodles - UPC 8 13055 01864 3; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/08/21, 01/10/21, 01/11/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, and 01/17/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  4. 12 oz Butternut Squash Noodles - UPC 6 88267 17259 5; with the expiration dates of 01/08/21, 01/10/21, 01/12/21, 01/13/21, 01/14/21, 01/15/21, and 01/17/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Store Brand and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  5. 21 oz Butternut Squash Planks - UPC 8 13055 01272 6; with the expiration dates of 01/02/21, 01/08/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, and 01/17/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  6. 20 oz Squash Noodle Medley - UPC 8 13055 01836 0; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/08/21, 01/13/21, 01/14/21, and 01/16/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  7. 20 oz Squash Noodle Medley - UPC 6 88267 18585 4; with the expiration dates of 01/03/21, 01/08/21, 01/11/21, 01/17/21, 01/18/21, and 01/19/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Store Brand and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  8. 2.5# Butternut Squash Chunks - UPC 8 13055 01596 3; with the expiration dates of 01/04/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, and 01/18/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  9. 20 oz Butternut Squash Chunks - UPC 8 13055 01150 7; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/08/21, 01/09/21, 01/13/21, and 01/16/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  10. 24 oz Butternut Squash Chunks - UPC 8 13055 01300 6; with the expiration dates of 01/12/21, 01/13/21, 01/15/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  11. 12 oz Butternut Squash Chunks - UPC 8 13055 01391 4; with the expiration dates of 01/04/21, 01/05/21, 01/07/21, 01/11/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, 01/17/21, and 01/20/21 noted on the bottom scan labels. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  12. 15 oz Veggie Rice Blend - UPC 8 13055 01014 2; with the expiration dates of 01/07/21 and 01/09/21 noted on the bottom scan labels. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a stand-up steam pouch with 'grab & steam' printed on the header.

Out of an abundance of caution, Lancaster Foods has temporarily halted production of these items as the FDA and the company investigate the source of the issue. Consumers who have purchased units noted above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-410-799-0010, extension 1530. The hours are from 0800 to 1700 in the Eastern time zone on the days of Monday through Sunday. Voicemails received after hours will be returned the next day.

Pero Family Farms Food Co.

Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. Below is a product listing of the affected butternut products:

  • Image 3 112oz Pero Family Farms Veggie Butternut Squash Tray
  • 10oz Pero Family Farms Butternut Spirals Tray
  • 13oz Pero Family Farms Cubed Butternut Tray
  • 9.5oz Pero Family Farms Butternut Veggie Spirals Tray
  • 5lbs Butternut Chunk Bag
  • 5lbs Butternut Chunk Bag
  • Pero Family Farms 12oz Prep Veggie Butternut Squash Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Veggie Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 5lb Butternut Chunk Bag
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 12oz Prep Veggie Butternut Squash Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 5lb Butternut Chunk Bag
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 12oz Veggie Butternut Squash Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray
  • Pero Family Farms 5lb Butternut Chunk Bag    

A full list of Pero's recalled butternut squash products, including run numbers and use by dates can be found here.

This product was processed by Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC and distributed under the Pero Family Farms Label in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, New York, Maine, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Virginia and Missouri. It is packaged in a flexible clear plastic containers with labeling on the top and bottom of the container or in a clear plastic bag. The product run number code and use by date can be found on the front bottom right hand corner of the tray package or on the package. These items were distributed from January 2, 2021- January 11, 2021 and were distributed to wholesalers and retail food stores.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. This voluntary recall was the result of notification of possible Listeria contamination from Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms. Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has temporarily halted production of these items as all parties continue their investigation into this issue. Consumers who may have purchased this product are urged to return the product back to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard this product.

Should you have any further questions regarding the contents of this communication, please contact Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC at 561-498-5771 ext. 2107 from (8 am-5pm M-F EST) and ask to speak with Nick Bergstrom.

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