H-E-B announced Friday that it has issued a voluntary recall for certain bakery products made with Valley Milk Products LLC’s High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder.
As part of a larger recall affecting several retailers, Valley Milk Products has recalled the affected product, which was supplied to H-E-B for use in bakery products.
The product is being removed because there is potential it could be contaminated with Salmonella, an issue discovered through routine Food and Drug Administration sampling.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
There have been no reports of illness to date in connection with bakery items purchased from H-E-B stores or items made with product supplied by Dawn Food Products, Inc. All product has been removed from stores.
The recall affects product sold in H-E-B and Mi Tienda in-store bakeries in Texas and Mexico, including the following:
Fresh Strawberry Boston - Frz with UPC 22784100000
Fresh Strawberry Boston Cake with UPC 22784000000
Boston With Fresh Fruit with UPC 22729100000
Boston Sundae Cake with UPC 22948600000
Boston Choc/Fudge Iced 3634 with UPC 22729000000
Boston Sundae Cake Chocolate with UPC 22942100000
Boston Sundae Cake--Freezer with UPC 22937100000
Scr Made 8 In Boston W/Fr Stbr with UPC 22635200000
Hldy Choc Fudge Boston Spider with UPC 22763400000
Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund.
Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time.