Updated Dec. 19, 2016 at 7 a.m. PT: More foods have been recalled as a result of a salmonella outbreak at a plant that processes powdered milk. Here are all the affected brands and products that we know of. Click on each respective link for full information.
What do mac and cheese, tortilla and potato chips and monkey bread mix all have in common? Unfortunately, all are being recalled because they may contain milk powder contaminated with salmonella. We're talking at least 4 million pounds of contaminated milk.
Recalls are different these days. Now it's often not just about one product. It's about several seemingly different products that all happen to have the same key ingredient. Over the summer, it was flour contaminated with listeria. Now we're learning that 4 million pounds of powdered milk were seized from Valley Milk Products LLC after the FDA found the facility and its products were testing positive for salmonella.
Brand Castle LLC recalled its monkey bread mix and Shearer's Foods LLC recalled its tortilla and potato chips because they contain the possibly contaminated powdered milk (used as flavoring). Meanwhile, TreeHouse Foods recalled three mac and cheese products, including the Great Value line sold at Walmart. They didn't call out Valley Milk Products, but their recall is due to milk product (cheese flavoring) possibly contaminated with salmonella.
Because this is a hot mess, we're going to direct you to a few different notices so you can get all the info you need.
Take a good look at the list of recalled chips because there are several different brands there you'd never know are related.
Hopefully, this is the full extent of the contaminated milk "spill," but we'll be watching and updating if more foods become involved.
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