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Trans-Packers Services Corp. Expands Its Recall of Dairy Shake Blends Because of Possible Health Risk


Trans-Packers Services Corp.
(718) 963-0900

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 13, 2009 - Trans-Packers Services Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, has added 300 packets to its July 7, 2009 recall of 6,300 packets (net wt. 100g) of Dairy Shake blends.  Such Dairy Shake blends contain instant non-fat dry milk manufactured by the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, which recently commenced a voluntary recall of instant non-fat dry milk and other ingredients that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.  The 300 additional packets were sold to a company in Tennessee.

Salmonella is 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.  Trans-Packers has not received any reports of illness related to the Dairy Shake blend.

The product affected by this recall includes single-serve packets of Dairy Shake blend packaged in a preformed barrier pouch, which were distributed through Emergency Essentials, Inc. and Saratoga Trading Company located in Orem, Bluffdale and Saratoga Springs, Utah and D&B Specialty Foods, Inc. in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

The particular blends and affected lot numbers are:

* 6,000 packets of Strawberry/Banana Flavor Dairy Shake lot # 8324;

* 300 packets of Chocolate Flavor Dairy Shake lot ## 8297 and 8318;

* 200 packets of Vanilla Flavor Dairy Shake lot # 9132; and

* 100 packets of Strawberry Dairy Shake lot # 7225.

Consumers who have any of the Dairy Shake blends from the affected lot numbers should not consume the product; and are urged to destroy such product. 

Consumers with questions may contact Trans-Packers at 1-718-963-0900 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.



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