Today’s Topic: B&H Foods expands recall of pimento spread

by | Feb 14, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

On Feb. 9, B&H Foods of Charlotte expanded its recall of Ruth’s pimento spread to include additional products, all of which were packed at the company’s plant in Chester, S.C. The products were distributed at supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The company launched the initial recall Feb. 2 after a routine sample collected at retail by the NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause life-threatening illness.

No illnesses have been reported to date. The company elected to expand the recall as a precaution.

All lots and sell-by dates for products labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC” are being recalled. Products labeled as packed in Charlotte are not included in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information about the recalled products, click here. Consumers with questions may contact the company toll free at 1-800-532-0409 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Click on the link below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about this food recall and the NCDA&CS’ food safety testing program.

Today’s Topic for Feb. 14

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