For Immediate Release
December 21, 2016
Four Oaks, NC - House-Autry Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of House- Autry Buttermilk Cornbread Mix, House-Autry Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, and House-Autry Cheese Biscuit Mix as a precaution because one of the company’s third-party ingredient suppliers, Franklin Farms, had purchased milk powder from Valley Milk Products, Inc. This milk powder is potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. This organism can elicit serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Healthy person infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, 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. Salmonella is killed by cooking and pasteurization.
FDA inspections found that quantities of Valley Milk Products’ bulk milk powder contained Salmonella. According to Franklin Farms, testing has proved that no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered milk product supplied to House-Autry Mills, and in addition, when consumers follow the preparation instructions, there is no risk because the heat kills potential salmonella. However, it is out of an abundance of caution the company has decided to recall products produced from the specific lot received from that ingredient supplier.
The following products are affected by the recall:
|Product Name||UPC Number||Identifying Code|
|House-Autry Buttermilk Cornbread Mix |
- 8 oz. box
|0 73484-15500 9||Best By 06/28/17 096216 (located on the top fold)|
Best By 07/19/17 097106 (located on the top fold)
|House-Autry Buttermilk Biscuit Mix|
- 8 oz. box
|0 73484-15510 8||Best By 05/18/17 094782 (located on the top fold)|
Best By 07/19/17 097105 (located on the top fold)
|House-Autry Cheese Biscuit Mix|
- 8 oz. box
|0 73484-15512 2||Best By 08/03/17 097754 (located on the top fold)|
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling 1-800-849-0802, 8am-5pm EST daily, or by emailing Retail@House-Autry.com.
To learn more about House-Autry Mills, please visit houseautry.com.
About House-Autry Mills
Founded in 1812 and based in Four Oaks, N.C., House-Autry Mills is a producer of stone-ground grits, chicken and seafood breaders, corn meal, and hushpuppy, biscuit and corn bread mixes available at more than 13,000 grocery stores in 37 states. The company has produced innovative products for more than 200 years and offers nearly three-dozen classic Southern products. For more information, please visit www.house-autry.com.