H-E-B issues voluntary recall on some bakery products

Product removed due to potential contamination with salmonella

SAN ANTONIO – A voluntary recall has been issued by H-E-B for certain bakery products made with Valley Milk Products LLC's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder.

H-E-B officials said as part of a larger recall affecting several retailers, Valley Milk Products recalled the affected product, which was supplied to H-E-B for use in bakery products.

The products are being removed because there is a possibility they could be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, H-E-B officials said.

Healthy people who are infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. H-E-B officials said in rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the bacteria getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The issue was discovered through Food and Drug Administration routine sampling, H-E-B officials said.

There currently have been no reports of illness in connection with bakery items purchased from H-E-B stores or items made with products supplied by Dawn Foods. H-E-B officials said all the products have been removed from stores.

Officials said the recall affects products sold in H-E-B and Mi Tienda in-store bakeries in Texas and Mexico, including the following:

PRODUCT -- UPC
FRESH STRAWBERRY BOSTON - FRZ -- 22784100000
FRESH STRAWBERRY BOSTON CAKE -- 22784000000
BOSTON WITH FRESH FRUIT -- 22729100000
BOSTON SUNDAE CAKE -- 22948600000
*BOSTON CHOC/FUDGE ICED 3634 -- 22729000000
BOSTON SUNDAE CAKE CHOCOLATE -- 22942100000
BOSTON SUNDAE CAKE--FREEZER -- 22937100000
SCR MADE 8 IN BOSTON W/FR STBR -- 22635200000
HLDY CHOC FUDGE BOSTON SPIDER -- 22763400000

Customers who purchased the affected products can return them to the store for a full refund, H-E-B officials said. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 855-432-4438 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.


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