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Recall of Glass Jars of in the Mix, Brand Castle and Sisters’ Gourmet Baking Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk.

This recall has been completed and FDA has terminated this recall.

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Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
May be contaminated with pathogenic E. coli
Company Name:
Brand Castle, LLC
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Brand Castle and Sisters Gourmet
Product Description:
Product Description
Cookie and brownie mixes

Company Announcement

In cooperation with ADM Milling Co., Brand Castle, LLC of Bedford Heights, Ohio is voluntarily recalling 25 oz and 32 oz glass jars of cookie and brownie mix out of an abundance of caution because it may be contaminated with pathogenic E. coli.   

The product is being recalled because an ingredient supplier, ADM Milling Co., has issued a recall for the flour used in these products due to E. coli contamination found in a single lot code of H&R Flour at their Buffalo production plant. 

E. coli symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

The products involved in this recall with UPC barcode and lot # are as follows:

Item UPC Lot # Distributed
Brand Castle Arctic Chill Chocolate Mint Cookie Mix 6-54448-01035-2 L6112618 As potential retail product in OHIO as product samples only
Brand Castle Hot Cocoa Cookie Mix 6-54448-01036-9 L5111918 To retail stores in Alabama, New York, South Carolina
Sisters Gourmet Million Dollar Cookie Mix 6-54448-00002-5 L2121818 To retail stores in Minnesota, Missouri, New York
Sisters Gourmet Billion Dollar Brownie Mix 6-54448-00017-9 31OCT2019BC8324 To retail stores in Missouri, Utah
In the Mix Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie Mix 6-54448-01081-9 LM101518 To retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska
Brand Castle The Grinch Sugar Cookie Mix with Sprinkles 6-54448-01038-3 25JUL2019BC8324 To Ohio

To date, no illnesses have been reported with these products and no further product have been shipped from our facility.

Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the retailer for a full refund, discard the product, or reach out to Brand Castle, LLC with proof of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers who have questions should contact Brand Castle, LLC at 216-292-7700 ext. 331 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm EST or email at jonn.cotter@brandcastle.com.

Company Contact Information

Brand Castle, LLC
216-292-7700 ext. 331

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