WARNING: Several Products Taken Off the Shelf Due to Contaminated Milk Powder
Several companies are recalling their products, including waffle mix, crepe mix, kettle chips and macaroni and cheese, after the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) detected salmonella in the manufacturing facility where their milk powder ingredient were made.
According to the report from CNN, the milk powder in question was made by Valley Milk Products. The recalled powder milk includes 50-pound bags of Valley Milk's Sweet Cream Buttermilk Powder and High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder. Valley Milk noted that the recalled milk products were not directly sold to consumers. Instead, it has been used as ingredients in a number of foods such as bakery products.
There are no reported illnesses associated with the recalled milk. The product itself has been tested negative for salmonella. However, as an abundance of caution, the company will continue to investigate the salmonella contamination in one of their facilities.
"At Valley Milk Products, we are dedicated to producing dairy products that meet the highest quality and safety standards required by our customers as well as complying with all government food safety requirements," Valley Milk wrote in their recall notice. "We will continue to work cooperatively with the FDA and the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide products that meet our customers' requirements, meet or exceed government food safety standards and provide the nutritious benefits of dairy products to customers throughout the United States."
Due to the use of the recalled milk products as a main ingredient of other commercially sold products, FDA expects additional product recalls. So far, eight companies have issued voluntary recall of their products that contain the contaminated milk.
The recalled products include:
- Publix Super Markets pancake and waffle mixes
- Shearer's Foods LLC kettle chips, potato chips and nacho chips
- Deep River Snacks kettle chips
- Stonewall Kitchen pancake and waffle mixes
- TreeHouse Foods Inc. macaroni and cheese
- New Hope Mills crepe mix
- Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. macaroni and cheese
- Brand Castle LLC monkey bread mix