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Country Creations Recalls Frosting Packets Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 10, 2009 - Country Creations is recalling packets of frosting because they have the potential to 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. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The frosting packets are included with Country Creations Braided Bread and Country Creations Cinnamon Rolls distributed to frozen food distributors nationwide. These frosting packets were produced and distributed between September 1, 2008 and June 12, 2009. The frosting packets are packaged in small clear plastic pouches measuring approximately three (3) inches by five and one-quarter (5-1/4) inches that have no identifying information and contain two (2) to three and one-half (3-1/2) ounces of frosting. These frosting packets were only included in braided bread and cinnamon roll boxes. The only component of the product that represents a potential hazard is the non-fat dried milk that is part of the frosting mix.
The packet of frosting should not be used or consumed. Consumers who have any of the frosting packets are urged to destroy them. Country Creations has not received any notification of consumer illness associated with the consumption of its product.
The recall was initiated when Country Creations was notified by its nonfat dry milk supplier, J.M. Swank, that the non-fat dried milk contained product supplied by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, which has issued a voluntary recall because the non-fat dried milk has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Country Creations has isolated all recalled frosting packets located in its facility and ceased the distribution of any products containing the recalled non-fat dried milk.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact Country Creations Quality Assurance Representative, Kristin at (970) 339-9003 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm MDT. Media inquiries should be directed to Tim, Vice President of Operations at (970) 339-9003. More information is available at: