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Frozen desserts recalled for Salmonella risk in powdered milk

Giant and Martin’s grocery stores are recalling Simply Enjoy brand frozen desserts because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria from powdered milk made by Valley Milk Products LLC.

recalled Simply Enjoy brand frozen mini eclirsThe recall of Simply Enjoy brand frozen mini eclairs and creme puffs produced by Poppies International Inc., which does business as Delizza Inc., is the latest in a series of secondary recalls in recent days that have cited powdered milk ingredients from Valley Milk as the problem.

Because the Simply Enjoy eclairs and creme puffs are frozen and have best-by dates more than a year away, consumers are urged to check to see if they have the recalled products in their homes.

“Poppies International Inc. — Delizza Inc. — is issuing a voluntary recall for Simply Enjoy frozen desserts that were made with a custard powder containing milk ingredients supplied by a secondary supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, due to the possible presence of Salmonella. No illnesses or adverse health effects resulting from these events have been reported to date,” according to the recall notice posted on the Giant and Martin’s websites.

Consumers can identify the recalled products by looking for the following label information:

  • Simply Enjoy dark chocolate-topped mini eclairs in 14.8-ounce containers with the UPC number 68826712411, best-by date of March 1, 2018, and lot number L1K3616 or L1L3616;
  • Simply Enjoy dark chocolate-topped mini eclairs in 14.8-ounce containers with the UPC number 68826712411, best-by date of March 2, 2018, and lot numberL1M3616;
  • Simply Enjoy milk chocolate dipped creme puffs in 14.1-ounce packages with the UPC number 68826712410, a best-by date of March 29, 2018, and lot number L1J4016 or L1K4016.

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. For additional information call 252-442-4016.

Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Related recalls
A variety of other companies have already recalled processed foods — potato chips, macaroni and cheese, pancake/waffle mix and various baking mixes, etc. — including products sold under house brands for Wal-Mart, Publix Super Markets, Aldi and Dollar Tree retailers because of the powdered milk from Valley Milk Products LLC.

All of the products were made with the implicated powdered milk from Valley Milk Products in Strasburg, VA. At the request of the FDA, armed U.S. Marshals raided Valley Milk on Dec. 1 and seized 4 million pounds of powdered milk and powdered buttermilk.

In a document filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia the FDA reported environmental swabs collected at the production facility returned positive results for Salmonella. Inspectors also found internal records at Valley Milk that showed the company itself had found Salmonella in the facility and in finished products.

For additional details on other recalls related to the Valley Milk Products problems with Salmonella, please see:

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