New Hope Mills of Auburn, NY, is recalling its crepe mix because it was made with powdered milk from a producer whose facility and finished product tested positive for Salmonella, according to federal officials.
Although New Hope Mills did not name the powdered milk producer, the recall fits with others in recent days involving Valley Milk Products LLC of Strasburg, VA.
“The ingredient supplier has issued a recall of the bulk milk powder. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered milk product supplied to New Hope Mills, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product produced from the specific lot received from our ingredient supplier,” according to the recall notice posted with the Food and Drug Administration.
“Consumers who have purchased New Hope Mills Crepe Mix are urged to discontinue use and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by email at QA@newhopemills.com or phone at 315-255-2676.”
The recalled New Hope Mills Crepe MIX was shipped to distributors and retailers in the New York and Pennsylvania between the dates of Aug. 23 and Sept. 20. Consumers can identify the recalled crepe mix by looking for the following label information:
- New Hope Mills Crepe MIX;
- NET WT. 1 LB. 4 OZ;
- Packaged in brown paper bags;
- UPC number 074703601529 located on back label; and
- BEST BY: 07/19/17:A1 located on the back flap.
A variety of other companies have already recalled processed foods — potato chips, macaroni and cheese, pancake/waffle mix and monkey bread mix — including products sold under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand and Publix Super Markets brand.
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.
Anyone who has eaten 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.
Salmonella is a microscopic organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly adults, and others with weakened immune systems. People infected with Salmonella can have some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
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
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