July 7, 2009

Meal kit packets of non-fat milk recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of about 104,500 meal kit packets of non-fat dry milk because of possible contamination.

The FDA said Traditions Meal Solutions of Pearl, Miss., initiated the recall because the items might be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

The non-fat dry milk packets are components of Traditions Meal Solutions shelf stable meal kits distributed to food distributors and regional nutrition service providers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The kits were distributed Jan. 8-June 15 in small white boxes that have no identifying information and contain single-serve food items.

The FDA said consumers who have any of the recalled non-fat dry milk packets are urged to destroy them.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 601-420-8806.