For Immediate Release
December 16, 2016
ConsumersH-E-B Customer Service
San Antonio, TX - In cooperation with Dawn Food Products, Inc., H-E-B announced today that it has issued a voluntary recall for certain bakery products made with Valley Milk Products LLC’s High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder. As part of a larger recall affecting several retailers, Valley Milk Products has recalled the affected product, which was supplied to H-E-B for use in bakery products.
The product is being removed because there is potential it could 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The issue was discovered through FDA routine sampling.
There have been no reports of illness to date in connection with bakery items purchased from H-E-B stores or items made with product supplied by Dawn Foods. All product has been removed from stores.
The recall affects product sold in H-E-B and Mi Tienda in-store bakeries in Texas and Mexico, including the following:
|FRESH STRAWBERRY BOSTON - FRZ||22784100000|
|FRESH STRAWBERRY BOSTON CAKE||22784000000|
|BOSTON WITH FRESH FRUIT||22729100000|
|BOSTON SUNDAE CAKE||22948600000|
|*BOSTON CHOC/FUDGE ICED||22729000000|
|BOSTON SUNDAE CAKE CHOCOLATE||22942100000|
|BOSTON SUNDAE CAKE--FREEZER||22937100000|
|SCR MADE 8 IN BOSTON W/FR STBR||22635200000|
|HLDY CHOC FUDGE BOSTON SPIDER||22763400000|
Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.
H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 380 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.