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Trans-Packers Services Corp. Recalls Dairy Shake Blends Because of Possible Health Risk
Trans-Packers Services Corp.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2009 – Trans-Packers Services Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling approximately 6,300 packets (net wt. 100 g) of Dairy Shake blends because such blends contain instant non-fat dry milk manufactured by the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative. Plainview has recently commenced a voluntary recall of instant non-fat dry milk and other ingredients that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
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.
The particular blends and affected lot numbers are:
* 6,000 packets of Strawberry/Banana Flavor Dairy Shake lot # 8324,
* 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.
For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov.