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Eco-Cuisine Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
303-402-0289

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2013 - Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colorado is recalling all lots of T3314 Basic Brownie Mix, T3333 Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, T3388 Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, T3394 Sausage Style Quick Mix, T3416 Chocolate Cookie Mix, T3417 Lemon Muffin Mix, and T3418 English Scone Mix, CM25COOK Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25MUFF  Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25SCON Basic Scone Mix 25 lb. Bag, because it has 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 baking mix products were distributed nationwide through direct sales and food service distribution centers.

Products affected are:

Product CodeDescriptionPackaging Size
T3314Eco-Cuisine Basic Brownie Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per box or 25 lb. bulk box
T3333Eco-Cuisine Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla17.5 oz bag/10 bags per box
T3388Eco-Cuisine Ground Beef Style Quick Mix10 lb box
T3394Eco-Cuisine Sausage Style Quick Mix10 lb box
T3416Eco-Cuisine Chocolate Cookie Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3417Eco-Cuisine Lemon Muffin Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3418Eco-Cuisine English Scone Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
CM25COOKCentral Milling Basic Cookie Mix25 lb bag
CM25MUFFCentral Milling Basic Muffin Mix25 lb bag
CM25SCONCentral Milling Basic Scone Mix25 lb bag

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of notification by CHS Foods that ingredients used in the aforementioned products were being recalled for Salmonella.  The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Eco-Cuisine Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm MDT at 303-402-0289 

Extended Recall

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