“Popcorn Indiana” Popcorn Recall Issued Due To Listeria Contamination

Various flavors of “Popcorn Indiana” ready-to-eat bags of popcorn and kettle corn are being recalled from store shelves due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. 

The Dale and Thomas “Popcorn, Indiana” recall was announced September 28, after testing indicated the presence of Listeria in some ready-to-eat bags of the popcorn. However, no cases food poisoning have been reported in connection with the recall.

The recalled products are marketed under under the “Popcorn, Indiana” name and were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers, and consumers through the Internet. Recalled products were sold on or after August 8, 2012 with a “best buy” date of March 12, 2013.

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All of the affected popcorn was sold in red bags, with a best buy date that can be located on the front of the packaging in the top right corner, near the UPC code and the bottom left corner of the bag near the nutritional information.

Listeria infections pose a serious risk to young children and the elderly due to a weakened immune system. For pregnant women, listeriosis can pose a serious risk of miscarriages and still births.

In many cases, individuals do not experience symptoms immediately, which may involve fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea,  In more severe cases, listeria poisoning may lead to meningitis, mental changes, brain abscesses, or death.

While listeria illness is one of the rarer forms of food poisoning, it frequently results in hospitalization and about a quarter of those who contract the illness die from the infection.

Consumers with recalled products should contact Dale and Thomas’ dedicated recall hotline (866) 940-7936 or e-mail the company at recall@daleandthomaspopcorn.com.

2 Comments

  • DeeOctober 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I have purchased from two to four bags per week at Kroger for months. I purhased for my husband and my granddaughter! They both started having headaches ( something he never has ) and other prblems. My granddaughter was sick and had headaches almst every night as this was her bedtime snack. We still have same bags and they happen to be on the recall list!! I think its terrible to wait so long to[Show More]I have purchased from two to four bags per week at Kroger for months. I purhased for my husband and my granddaughter! They both started having headaches ( something he never has ) and other prblems. My granddaughter was sick and had headaches almst every night as this was her bedtime snack. We still have same bags and they happen to be on the recall list!! I think its terrible to wait so long to let the public know about this problem. Our granddaughter ate this while carrying her first child!! I am very upset with this company! I havespent about $12.00 per week for months and I am sorry I purchase this for my fmly and made them ill!!!

  • juneOctober 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    i call my walgrens store and they said they had recieved no notification??? just an fyi

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