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Stonewall Kitchen recalls mixes for tainted powdered milk

A second company has issued a recall of pancake and waffle mixes — this time Stonewall Kitchen — because the FDA found Salmonella at a manufacturing facility where powdered milk for the mixes was produced.

The Stonewall Kitchen recall Thursday came a day after the Publix Super Markets grocery store chain recalled some of its store-branded pancake and waffle mixes, citing the same problem with Salmonella contamination from powdered milk.

recalled Stonewall Kitchen pancake-waffle mixesAlthough the Stonewall Kitchen recall notice did not name the powdered milk supplier, a Publix spokeswoman said Wednesday the grocery chain recall was related to a recent seizure action by U.S. Marshals at Valley Milk Products LLC. The Food and Drug Administration sought the enforcement help from the Marshals after finding out the company knew its facility and products were contaminated with Salmonella.

“Stonewall Kitchen of York, ME, is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of (its) Cinnamon Apple, Orange Cranberry and Toasted Coconut pancake and waffle mixes, after the FDA found traces of Salmonella at the manufacturing facility of the ingredient supplier for the powdered buttermilk used in these products,” according to the Stonewall Kitchen recall notice.

“Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered products supplied to Stonewall Kitchen by the ingredient manufacturer, nor in any of the Stonewall Kitchen pancake and waffle mixes themselves, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to recall products produced from the specific lots purchased from this ingredient supplier.”

The recalled Stonewall Kitchen mixes were distributed nationwide to consumers via direct-to-consumer sales from internet and catalog orders, through its wholesale division and at its 10 Stonewall Kitchen Company Stores on the East Coast.

Consumers can identify the recalled Stonewall Kitchen mixes by the following label information:

  • Stonewall Kitchen Cinnamon Apple Pancake & Waffle Mix in 16-ounce containers with “Enjoy By” dates of 15Feb18 and 16Feb18, the UPC number 711381025659 and item number 551118;
  • Stonewall Kitchen Orange Cranberry Pancake & Waffle Mix in 16-ounce containers with the “Enjoy By” date of 09Feb18, the UPC number 711381325971 and item number 554130; and
  • Stonewall Kitchen Toasted Coconut Pancake & Waffle Mix in 16-ounce containers with the “Enjoy By” date of 30Nov17, the UPC number 711381033494 and item number 551133.

“To date, Stonewall Kitchen has not experienced any problems or complaints about these products. No injuries or illnesses have been reported,” according to the Thursday recall notice posted on the FDA’s website.

“If consumers have any of the above product, they must discontinue use and discard product immediately. Consumers should contact Stonewall Kitchen Premier Guest Services by email at guestservices@stonewallkitchen.com or by phone at 800-826-1735 for refund instructions and any further information.”

Anyone who has eaten pancakes or waffles made with the recalled Stonewall Kitchen mixes and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Salmonella is a microscopic organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea that often is 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, endocarditis and arthritis.

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