Addition downstream products  associated with Valley Milk Products are being recalled.

SoutheasternMillsSoutheastern Mills, Inc. in Rome , GA has recalled  certain quantities of food ingredients and branded food mixes (Southeastern Mills® Biscuit Gravy Mix, Southeastern Mills® Country Biscuit Mix, Southeastern Mills® Buttermilk Drop Biscuit Mix, Southeastern Mills® Easy Drop Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuit Mix, Shore Lunch® Original Breading and Shore Lunch® Cajun Style Breading) because these ingredients and food mixes contain milk or buttermilk powder.

The milk and buttermilk powder was produced by Valley Milk Products and are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

Valley  Milk Products has recalled all its nonfat milk powder and sweet cream buttermilk powder produced between Dec. 10, 2015 and July 5, 2016 in 50 pounds bags.   Much of the bulk powders went to other manufacturers, which have announced their own recalls.

Owned by one of the nation’s largest milk cooperatives, Valley is located in Strasburg, VA.

The latest recalled food ingredients were sold by Southeastern Mills to other food manufacturers and further processed into finished foods sold in various food distribution channels. Southeastern Mills is contacting affected customers directly and providing them with complete details of the items impacted. It is noted that the customer may not need to recall if they have a cooking step validated to kill Salmonella.

The following branded food mixes are also affected by the recall:

Brand and Product Name Size >UPC Best By Date
Southeastern Mills Biscuit Gravy Mix 4.5 oz. 0-70292-15326-5 6/10/17 7/12/17 5/17/17
Southeastern Mills Country Biscuit Mix 6 oz. 0-70292-15157-5 9/28/17 8/9/17
Southeastern Mills Biscuit Gravy Mix 2.75 oz. 0-70292-16154-3 5/19/17
Southeastern Mills Buttermilk Drop Biscuit Mix 7.4 oz. 0-70292-18356-9 8/16/17
Southeastern Mills Easy Drop Cheddar Garlic Biscuit Mix 7 oz. 0-70292-17840-4 10/11/17 8/23/17 8/30/17 8/8/17 7/26/17 8/12/17 9/2/17
Shore Lunch Original Recipe Breading Mix 9 oz. 0-24739-11000-7 1/27/18 2/3/18 12/27/17 2/22/18 1/13/18 1/20/18 4/18/18 1/19/18
Shore Lunch Cajun Style Breading Mix 9 oz. 0-24739-15000-3 1/28/18 12/15/17 1/22/18 12/20/17

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Salmonella is a major cause of food poisoning in the United States. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others  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.