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Plainview Milk Salmonella Prompts More Recalls

Jul 14, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP There have been more recalls announced in connection with the Plainview Milk Cooperative Salmonella scare.

The dried milk in all of these products was originally recalled by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative of Plainview, Minnesota last month. In addition to the nonfat dried milk products, the company also recalled whey protein, fruit stabilizers, and gums (thickening agents) that it has manufactured over the past two year because of potential Salmonella contamination. The company sells these products to other industry customers, including distributors and manufacturers, who may have incorporated them into their own products.

The products subject to recall over the past few days include:

  • The Malt-O-Meal Company  expanded the previously announced recall of certain single serve packets of “Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal” packets and “Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal” packets sold in “Variety” cartons to include additional carton date codes.
  • Country Creations is recalling frosting packets included with Country Creations Braided Bread and Country Creations Cinnamon Rolls distributed to frozen food distributors nationwide. These frosting packets were produced and distributed between September 1, 2008 and June 12, 2009.
  • Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. of Savannah, Ga., is recalling products containing nonfat supplied by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative.
  • Weight Loss Services, LP of Horsham, PA is recalling 403 cases (16,120 selling units) of L A Hot Drinks Café Au Lait net weight 4.07oz.
  • The ‘G Collection’ Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day gift boxes that were available for purchase during limited holiday timeframes in 2009 are being recalled by Godiva Chocolatier, the distributor of the G Collection.

A complete list of products affected by the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative recall can be found here at the Food & Drug Administration Website.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons 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.

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