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Calico Cottage, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls 10 oz. Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix Pouches Because Of The Possible Presence Of Salmonella


Steve Nagle
Calico Cottage, Inc.
631 841-2100


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 7, 2009 - Calico Cottage, Inc. of Amityville, NY is voluntarily recalling 10 oz. Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix pouches marked with lot# 101.08.15 and lot# 311.08.45 because they contain nonfat dried milk manufactured by the Plainview Milk Products Association ("Plainview") of Plainview, MN. The "Plainview" nonfat dried milk has been subject to an FDA recall due to potential Salmonella contamination.  There have been no reports of illness related to the recall. The Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix pouches were shipped in cartons marked with lot # 041008 and lot # 110608, respectively.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and other 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov.

The Calico Cottage manufactured Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix was distributed to retail stores in the USA and Canada. The item subject to the recall is labeled "Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix, Net Wt. 10 oz. (284g)" with the following retailer names appearing on the label:

Algonquin Fudge Factory--Dwight, Ontario, Canada Calico Cottage Winery--Watertown, WI The Candy Company of Saratoga Springs--Saratoga Springs, NY The Candy Crate--Red River, NM Cape Breton Fudge Co.--Sidney, Nova Scotia, Canada Cracker Creek--Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada Darby's--Natchez, MS Evans Orchard & Cider Mill--Georgetown, KY Franklin's General Store--Mystic, CT G'Babies Sweets--Morganton, NC Grandma Ruby's Sweet Shoppe--www.grandmarubys.com Jan's Homemade Candies--Lauderdale By The Sea, FL (LBTS, FL) Jim Olivers Smoke House--Monteagle, TN Malabar Farm State Park--Lucas, OH Malley's Chocolates--Cleveland, OH Pagosa Candy Company--Pagosa Springs, CO Peanut Patch--Yuma, AZ The Scotch Bonnet--Frisco, NC Shenot's Farm Market--Wexford, PA Simply Amazing Gourmet Fudge--www.oppent.org Sweet Treats From Home--Port Dover, Ontario, Canada TJ's New England Fudge--Killingworth, CT Trunnells Farm Market--Utica, KY Weston Village Store--Weston, VT Whip-Poor-Will Resort--Broken Bow, OK Winnies Gourmet Delights--Tatamy, PA

Consumers that purchased 10 oz. packages of "Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix" from any of the retailers listed above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Calico Cottage, Inc. at 1-800-645-5345, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, Eastern Time.


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