Several various brands of macaroni and cheese have been recalled by TreeHouse Foods Inc. due to concerns about potential Salmonella within its powdered milk. Valley Milk Products LLC, the company responsible for manufacturing the affected milk, had more than four million pounds of its powdered milk seized by the FDA following the discovery of Salmonella in both its products and facility.
TreeHouse Foods’ macaroni and cheese recall impacts three different products across three different brands, including Walmart’s brand “Great Value.” All three products were distributed to retailers around the nation.
The following three macaroni and cheese products are included in this recall and should have the following label information:
- Big Win Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with a UPC number of 001182258403 and a best-by date of 10/25/2017.
- Cheese Club Express Mac Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with a UPC number of 004149817167 and any of the following best-by dates: 11/3/2017; 11/4/2017; 11/18/2017; 11/22/2017; 10/20/2017; 10/21/2017; 10/23/2017; 10/29/2017; 11/1/2017; 11/2/2017; 11/11/2017; 11/16/2017; 11/17/2017; 11/22/2017; 11/23/2017; or 11/28/2017.
- Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original Cups with a UPC number of 007874208249 and any of the following best-by dates: 10/22/2017; 10/19/2017; 10/27/2017; 10/28/2017; 11/3/2017; 11/7/2017; 11/18/2017; 11/20/2017; or 11/21/2017.
While no illnesses have been linked to the macaroni and cheese recall, salmonella poisoning is a very serious ailment with symptoms including diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Symptoms can begin as early as 12 to 72 hours after infection and can be fatal for young children, the elderly, or individuals with poor immune systems.
“This follows notification from our supplier that the milk powder used in the seasoning has the potential for Salmonella contamination,” TreeHouse Foods wrote in its recall notice. “No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 800-756-5781.”
Source: Food Safety News