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Dutch Valley recalls snack mix because of Salmonella fears

Thursday, January 12, 2017 23:17
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Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. is recalling 5-pound bags of cappuccino snack mix because of possible contamination with Salmonella in one of its ingredients.

The Myerstown, PA, company sold the candy mix to consumers nationwide via the Internet and distributed the recalled product to 22 states, according to a recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The recall is dated Jan. 4 but it was not posted until Thursday.

“Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding the product listed may call Dutch Valley Foods at 800-733 4191,” according to the recall notice.

Retailers and consumers can identify the recalled Dutch Valley cappuccino snack mix by looking for the following codes on the packaging. It was distributed with two 5-pound bags packed per bulk carton:

  • Item number 552372;
    Lot code 20161027; and
    Best By date of May 25.

States where the snack mix was distributed are: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

“Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the Best By Date, according to the recall notice.

Anyone who has consumed any of the snack mix and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and inform their doctors of the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella usually experience fever, diarrhea that is often bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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