Powdered milk potentially contaminated with Salmonella has spurred another company to recall seasoned chips, with Snyder of Berlin pulling back its Buffalo Blue Kettle Cooked potato chips from nine states.
“Consumers should throw out or return these products to the point of sale for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may contact Snyder of Berlin Consumer Care by calling 888-257-8042,” according to the recall notice posted Monday on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.
Based in Berlin, PA, the company distributed the recalled chips to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, New York and Tennessee.
The recall is for only 8-ounce packages of Buffalo Blue Kettle Cooked potato chips with the UPC number 0 23000 43922 9 and any of the following product codes:
- MAR0717H77A; or
Snyder of Berlin did not name the supplier of the powdered milk that is used in the spice blend on the recalled chips, but merely reported receiving notification that it might be contaminated with Salmonella.
“The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall,” according to the Snyder recall notice. “No other Snyder of Berlin products were affected. This is an isolated incident. To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.”
Since Dec. 7, there have been at least 13 recalls of a wide variety of dozens of food products from macaroni and cheese to frozen cream puffs because of potentially contaminated powdered milk ingredients names 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.
The companies that named the powdered milk supplier said the potentially contaminated ingredients came from the Valley Milk Products production plant in Strasburg, VA. At the request of the FDA, armed U.S. Marshals raided the plant 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
- Williams-Sonoma recalls mix for problem with powdered milk
- Houdini recalls gift baskets from Costco, Sam’s Club, others
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