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Recall of Brownie and Other Food Mixes Expanded

Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colorado is expanding its recall to include all lots of certain food mixes, including Basic Brownie Mix, Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, Sausage Style Quick Mix, Chocolate Cookie Mix, Lemon Muffin Mix, and and English Scone Mix because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

People with compromised immune systems are most at risk. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The baking mix products were distributed nationwide through direct sales and food service distribution centers and include the following products:

Product Code Description Packaging Size
T3314 Eco-Cuisine Basic Brownie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per box or 25 lb. bulk box
T3333 Eco-Cuisine Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla 17.5 oz bag/10 bags per box
T3388 Eco-Cuisine Ground Beef Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3394 Eco-Cuisine Sausage Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3416 Eco-Cuisine Chocolate Cookie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3417 Eco-Cuisine Lemon Muffin Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3418 Eco-Cuisine English Scone Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
CM25COOK Eco-Cuisine Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb bag
CM25MUFF Eco-Cuisine Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb bag
CM25SCON Ec-Cuisine Basic Scone Mix 25 lb bag
TV25PANC Eco-Cuisine Basic Pancake Mix 25 lb bag
TV10GBQM Eco-Cuisine “Ground Beef Style” Quick Mix 10 lb box
TV10CKQM Eco-Cuisine “Chicken Style” Quick Mix 10 lb box
RM10CKQM Eco-Cuisine “Chicken Style” Quick Mix 10 lb box

No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the company’s release distributed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

The recall was as the result of notification by CHS Foods that ingredients used in the products above were being recalled for Salmonella. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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