Poppies International Inc. of Battleboro, NC, has launched a nationwide recall of all of its frozen, mini eclairs and cream puffs that were made with custard powder containing affected milk ingredients supplied by Valley Milk Products LLC because of possible Salmonella contamination.
“Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in any of our ingredients or in any of our products, we have decided to recall products produced using the affected ingredient from this supplier. No illnesses or adverse health effects resulting from these events have been reported to date,” according to the recall notice posted Friday evening on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.
“Any consumers who have purchased or received any of the products described (here) should immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-442-4016”
Consumers can identify the recalled products by looking for specific lot numbers, which can be found on the side of each tub by the lid. The Poppies recall includes Delizza and Poppies branded frozen mini eclairs and mini cream puffs.
The recall by Poppies International came a day after Giant and Martin’s grocery stores recalled Simply Enjoy brand frozen mini eclairs and creme puffs, naming Poppies as the producer and citing possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria from powdered milk made by Valley Milk Products LLC.
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.
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.
On Dec. 9 Valley Milk Products recalled 3.1 million pounds of powdered milk products produced and sold in the period from Dec. 5, 2015, through July 10, 2016. While the FDA has access to company records showing who bought the recalled powdered milk, and when, it cannot publish those details because of a federal law protecting “confidential corporate information.”
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:
- Armed federal agents seize milk products from major cooperative
- Publix recalls mixes; cites powdered milk Salmonella problem
- Stonewall Kitchen recalls mixes for tainted powdered milk
- Great Value, other mac & cheese brands recalled for Salmonella
- Monkey bread mix recalled for Salmonella in powdered milk
- Chips recalled for Salmonella in powdered milk seasoning
- Mac & cheese sold at Aldi, Dollar Tree recalled for Salmonella
- New Hope Mills recalls crepe mix because of powdered milk
- Frozen desserts recalled for Salmonella risk in powdered milk
- Powdered milk Salmonella risk hits Roundy’s, Old Dutch chips
- Powdered milk forces Albertsons, HEB, Safeway bakery recalls
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