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Recall from Plainview Milk affects wide variety of products
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As part of the recall of products from Plainview Milk, Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Davie, Fla., is recalling 17 lots of the powdered dietary supplement, Stealth Chocolate and Stealth Vanilla.

The company is recalling the products because they contain an ingredient, milk protein concentrate, recalled by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The UPC is 1076482486 for the Stealth Chocolate (5 lb), 1076482484 for the Vanilla Stealth (5 lb), 1076482498 for the Stealth Chocolate (75g) and 1076482496 for the Stealth Vanilla (75 g).

Stealth Vanilla and Stealth Chocolate were distributed nationwide, including GNC Distribution Centers in Phoenix, Ariz.; Anderson, S.C.; and Leetsdale, Pa.; and to VPX Sports Distribution Center in Weston, Fla.; as well as internationally.

The powdered product is packaged in 5-pound blue, plastic jars with a red band on around the top and bottom of the jar. The principal label bears the brand name of VPX and STEALTH, Muscle Amplification Lean Mass Gainer and the flavor (Vanilla Blast or Chocolate Rush) in the lower third.

The production code and the expiration date are imprinted on the side panel above the Supplement Facts. The powdered product was also packaged in foil pouches as samples.

Consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Vital Pharmaceutical Inc. at 1-800-954-7904 or 954-641-0570 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Salmonella is an organism that 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstance, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Non-fat dry milk packets

Traditions Meal Solutions is recalling approximately 104,500 packets of 25 gram non-fat dry milk packets because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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. These meal kits were distributed between Jan. 8, 2008, and June 15, 2009.

The meal kits are packaged in small white boxes that have no identifying information and contain single-serve food items. These meal kits were not available for individual consumer purchase. The only component of the kit that is a potential hazard is the non-fat dry milk. The non-fat dry milk packets are white and are approximately 5x4 and labeled with lot numbers from 19047 to 21203.

The packets of non-fat dry milk should not be used or consumed. Consumers who have any of the non-fat dry milk packets are urged to destroy them.

The recall was initiated when Traditions Meal Solutions was notified by its non-fat dry milk supplier, Blendco, Inc., that the non-fat dry milk packets included in the meal kits contained product supplied by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, which has issued a recall because the non-fat dry milk has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Traditions Meal Solutions has isolated all recalled non-fat dried milk packets located in its facility and ceased distribution of any meal kits containing the recalled non-fat dry milk.

Consumers with questions should contact Traditions Meal Solutions Quality Assurance Manager, Marcia Guymon, at 601-420-8806 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Central.

Sauer gravy, sauce mixes

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some gravy and sauce mixes due to a potential of Salmonella contamination.

The C. F. Sauer Company, Richmond, Va., is recalling brown gravy, brown gravy with mushrooms, brown gravy with onions, turkey gravy, pork gravy, country sausage gravy, country style gravy, Alfredo sauce mix, Cajun gumbo mix, and Hollandaise sauce mix produced under the Sauer’s, Gold Medal, and Piggly Wiggly labels.

The products contain instant non-fat dry milk manufactured by the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative. Plainview has recalled ingredients that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

The products being recalled are packaged in foil packets and plastic jars in cartons of six to 24 individual containers. They were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Only the codes listed below are affected by the recall notice. Customers should look on the foil packet for embossed codes along the edge of the package, and on the jars for printed codes located on the jar immediately below the bottom of the cap.

Packages of recalled products can be returned to place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may also contact the C. F. Sauer Company at 800-688-5676 or at

Cocoa products

Precision Foods, Inc., St. Louis, is recalling some cocoa because the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Precision Foods received supplies from the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative that last week recalled its Plainview Instant Non-Fat Dry Milk products due to potential Salmonella contamination. The cocoa may have been produced with the recalled non-fat dry milk product.

The recalled cocoa product is labeled Land O Lakes International Drinking Cocoa “Madagascar Vanilla.” It is packed in 12.5 ounce foil bags marked with “Best By 09/04/10” or “Best by 11/05/10” in the lower right corner of the rear panel of the package.

The product, distributed nationally to retail stores and by mail order, has the UPC 8 78326 00071 0.

Consumers who have purchased the Madagascar Vanilla cocoa may return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call drinking Madagascar Vanilla cocoa hotline at 1-877-585-2365.


Malt-O-Meal Company is recalling some oatmeal packets because the products contain instant non-fat dry milk manufactured by the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative. Plainview recently commenced a recall of instant non-fat dry milk and other ingredients that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

The recalled products are single-serve packets of “Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal” and “Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal” packets sold in “Variety” cartons distributed nationally under a variety of brands in cartons of six to 15 packets. Brands include 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.

Consumers should look on the product cartons for carton date codes that are between June 30, 2009, (which would be printed as “JUN3009”) and Oct. 28, 2010, (which would be printed as “OCT2810”). These dates are usually printed as the first seven characters of a 15-character string.

Consumers also can refer to the comprehensive list of affected products here or at who have purchased affected products should not consume them and are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.