July 6, 2009

Salmonella-related milk recalls announced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced five more recalls due to the possible contamination of two years of products made by a milk cooperative.

The Plainview Milk Products Cooperative in Plainview, Minn., late last month recalled their instant non-fat dried milk, whey protein, fruit stabilizers and gums (thickening agents) because they might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

As a result, CPI Foods Inc. of Dallas said it is recalling approximately 15,000 packets of non-fat dry milk that are part of the firm's shelf stable meal kits sent to community service companies in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, West Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, and Kentucky. The meal kits are distributed to consumers in their homes.

People with questions can contact CPI at 214-634-9559.

Other related recalls included:

-- Precision Foods Inc. of St. Louis recalling certain Land O Lakes-brand drinking cocoa called Madagascar Vanilla that was distributed nationally.

-- Meijer Inc. recalled one type of its Meijer-brand instant non-fat dry milk due to the same problem. The recalled dry milk with sell-by dates of FEB0911 and FEB1011" was sold at Meijer supermarkets in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

-- Giant Food LLC of Landover, Md., recalled its Giant-brand non-fat dry milk products from all of its 182 supermarkets.

-- Malt-O-Meal Co. recalled its Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal packets because it contains non-fat dry milk. The product was distributed nationally under a variety of brands, including Cub Foods, Diamond Crystal, Fastco, Flavorite, Foodland, Good 'n Hearty, Hearty Traditions, Hy-Top, IGA, Mom's Best Natural, Megaroons, Millville, Our Family, Richfood, Shop 'n Save and Smart Menu.