UNITED STATES – According to an online report at bgr.com, if you live in Iowa, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, or New York, you may have purchased a brownie mix tainted with E. Colibacteria.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), they issued a recall bulletin for brownie and cookie mixes sold in the above states. The risk of consuming tainted products is very high, as the flour used in the brownie and cookie mixes could be contaminated with E. Coli.
Per the recall bulletin, the flour found in the mixes are the product names Brand Castle Sister’s Gourmet and In The Mix, which comes from the company ADM Million Co. The affected products, including their UPC, Lot #s and areas of distribution, are as follows:
|Brand Castle Arctic Chill Chocolate Mint Cookie Mix||6-54448-01035-2||L6112618||As potential retail product in OHIO as product samples only|
|Brand Castle Hot Cocoa Cookie Mix||6-54448-01036-9||L5111918||To retail stores in Alabama, New York, South Carolina|
|Sisters Gourmet Million Dollar Cookie Mix||6-54448-00002-5||L2121818||To retail stores in Minnesota, Missouri, New York|
|Sisters Gourmet Billion Dollar Brownie Mix||6-54448-00017-9||31OCT2019BC8324||To retail stores in Missouri, Utah|
|In the Mix Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie Mix||6-54448-01081-9||LM101518||To retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska|
|Brand Castle The Grinch Sugar Cookie Mix with Sprinkles||6-54448-01038-3||25JUL2019BC8324||To Ohio|
E Coli is a group of bacteria that can cause serious illness if infested. The bacteria can cause diarrhea (sometimes bloody), stomach cramps and vomiting.Although healthier people who become ill due to E. Coli exposure often recover within one week. However, some people can develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which often affects the elderly and younger children. This HUS can lead to severe kidney damages and can be fatal.
The manufacturer of the flour has indicated that it has not received any reports of illness associated with the use of their products, however, out of an abundance of caution, they are recalling the products. People who purchased the products will receive a full refund, the information of which is provided on the FDA’s recall bulletin.
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