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Baking mixes recalled for Salmonella risk posed by coconut milk powder

Hampton Creek cake mixSan Francisco-based Hampton Creek is recalling six baking mixes that contain Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder. The ingredient tested positive for Salmonella in a company-initiated testing program, according to Hampton Creek.

Hampton Creek stated that it immediately notified Native Forest and its distributor and has requested a voluntary recall of all Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder in all formats with all retail and food manufacturing customers.

The affected baking mixes, available nationwide, are as follows:

White Cake Mix
UPC Code: 854829006886
Weight: 20 OZ
Sell By Date: 5/25/2017
Packaging Type: Cardboard Box
Cinnamon Roll Cake Mix
UPC Code: 854829006442
Weight: 26.9 OZ
Sell By Date: 5/28/2017
Packaging Type: Cardboard Box
Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix
UPC Code: 854829006565
Weight: 20.8 OZ
Sell By Date: 6/6/2017
Packaging Type: Cardboard Box
Yellow Cake Mix
UPC Code: 854829006428
Weight: 20 OZ
Sell By Date: 6/2/2017, 7/13/2017
Packaging Type: Cardboard Box
Blueberry Muffin Mix
UPC Code: 854829006855
Weight: 23.3OZ
Sell By Date: 6/4/2017
Packaging Type: Cardboard Box
Devil’s Food Cake Mix
UPC Code: 854829006435
Weight: 20 OZ
Sell by date: 6/7/2017
Packaging Type: Cardboard Box
As part of Hampton Creek’s testing program, 30 Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder samples were pulled and tested. Twenty-nine of the samples tested negative and one sample tested positive for Salmonella. Seventy-four additional samples taken from other lots of the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder tested negative.

No other Hampton Creek products were affected, and there have been no reports of any health issues, according to the company.

All finished mixes released into the market tested negative for any pathogens, but with the presence of Salmonella in the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder, Hampton Creek stated that it notified FDA of the potential health risk.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should not consume the product but discard it or return it to the retailer for a full refund. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Hampton Creek at (844) 423-6637, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT, or email to wecare@hamptoncreek.com.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

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