It's been a rough few days for major food companies. Two brands have issued food recalls for popular products after concerns were raised for the safety of their customers.
On May 5, Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, and French toast packages were all recalled due to fear of listeria contamination. New Jersey-based company Pinnacle Foods Inc. announced to distributors and retailers that it would be pulling Aunt Jemima items from stores in the U.S. and Mexico after listeria monocytogenes was discovered within a production plant.
"The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority," Pinnacle Foods said in a statement.
They added that no illnesses had been reported yet.
Not long after that, on May 7, Perdue Foods recalled chicken sausage products that might contain pieces of plastic, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The USDA said three customers have complained of finding blue plastic in Perdue Harvestland Organic Italian Chicken Sausage. The package code is 64405 and the sell-by or freeze-by date is June 25 for the recalled product.
"We determined the source was plastic from a pair of safety goggles that was inadvertently introduced into the raw material before the sausages were stuffed," said Andrea Staub, a senior vice president of Perdue Farms.
If you or anyone you know has purchased these products, you're encouraged to throw them out or return them to the store where you purchased them.