Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes Recalled for One Suspect Ingredient

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aunt jemima buttermilk pancakesDo you eat frozen pancakes? If so, you might want to check your freezer -- Aunt Jemima is recalling their frozen pancakes because they may contain soy protein. The affected varieties include oatmeal, buttermilk, buttermilk low fat, homestyle, confetti, and whole-grain. And they would be in cardboard cartons with "use by" dates between November 1, 2011 and October 16, 2012. So now you know.

In this case, the pancakes may have been made on equipment used to process other foods that do contain soy protein -- a case of cross-contamination. Some people are allergic to soy protein, so it's become important that foods that contain the stuff are labeled as such. Otherwise, off the shelves they go.

One of my sisters is allergic to soy protein and it's a big pain in the behind because soy protein is in all kinds of foods. You constantly have to check labels. And eating out is a little tricky, too, depending on where you go. Even then, you still get sick every once in a while because a little soy was hiding out somewhere in your food and you didn't know.

Of course, my sister has ended up just, you know, making her own food. I mean ... pancakes are super easy to make from scratch. It's not like waffles, which you need a special iron for -- all you have to do is crack an egg and stir together some flour, baking powder, and buttermilk. It's not rocket science. It hadn't even occurred to me that frozen pancakes are a thing.

Anyway, if you're not allergic to soy protein, congratulations. You can eat your frozen pancakes without suffering anything but the ennui one usually gets from eating pre-packaged frozen foods. Enjoy your breakfast!

Are you allergic to soy protein? Do you know anyone who is?


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kkey75 kkey75

I'm not allergic to soy, but I do buy frozen pancakes. I can't make a decent real one to save my life!

eyedo... eyedoleyes

My daughter is allergic to soy and cow milk protein. A lot of people just think it's the same as an intolerance, but it isn't. It's an allergy just like peanuts and is severe.

It can be very tricky buying things, even shampoos and soaps contain soy and milk protein and can cause severe reactions.

I do a lot of home made stuff.

acrog... acrogodess

No soy allergies here so yay. I make homemade pancakes, but when I'm super tired from working, cooking dinner, grocery shopping, folding laundry, washing dishes, ect ect ect.... Convenience foods like this are a godsend.

momav... momavanessa

No we don't buy frozen pancakes and No soy allergies in this house. My youngest has a cows milk allergy so we actually buy soy products a lot!

deadl... deadlights86

My homemade ones made with real butter and vanilla taste so much better.

nonmember avatar AC

Frozen pancakes? I didn't even know they made these! Where have i been? Oh yeah, not in the frozen food aisle full of nasty processed crap.

nonmember avatar JustMe

All of this prepackaged, processed, preserved stuff is killing us. I make a homemade recipe for pancakes and waffles, I make extras, and wrap and freeze the rest for breakfast during the week. Much healthier alternative, and less expensive.

Kimbyann Kimbyann

Its a lot cheaper if you make your own and freeze them and its still easy to get in the morning.

Rushn311 Rushn311

Wish I would of seen this sooner but I really don't think we bought this...and not sure about any of us being allergic to soy protein

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