FDA issues class I recall on Traditions instant milk product.
Jackson,MS(JusticeNewsFlash)–Traditions has participated in a Class I recall of an indefinite number of prepackaged meals in boxes. A Class I recall means consumption of the product can cause serious or adverse health risks. Traditions is a company located in Pearl, Mississippi. The company specializes in prepackaged frozen meals. The recall was issued after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) www.usda.gov notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov of Salmonella found in the dairy product. U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) www.fsis.usda.gov federal regulators announced the recall on July 1, 2009. A recall of instant nonfat dried milk products had been issued on June 28, 2009.
The following items are under federal recall:
– Boxes of “TRADITIONS MEAL SOLUTIONS” prepackaged meal kits
– Boxes of “ILSmeals Home Meal Delivery Service” prepackaged meal kits
Weights and ingredients vary on each master box. The recalled boxes consist between 2 and 12 meals. The recalled instant dried milk products were packaged sometime between January 28, 2008 and June 5, 2009, bearing either a “EST. 18350” establishment number and/or “P-18350” on the USDA mark of inspection. No injuries related to the recalled products have been reported. Although uncommon, Salmonella can cause severe or deadly infections in children, elderly people, and people with poor immune systems. In otherwise healthy people, symptoms of Salmonella include abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, bloody diarrhea, and fever. The recalled prepackaged meals were not available for sale to consumers, but were sent to nutrition service providers and distributors across the U.S.
Questions regarding the recall can be directed to the Rankin County firm at 601-420-8806. Consumers who have been injured due to the consumption of the recalled items may be entitled to compensation for their damages. Contacting a Mississippi product injury lawyer may help you recover.
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