Continental Mills recalls Krusteaz blueberry pancake mix
Continental Mills is voluntarily recalling Krusteaz blueberry pancake mix because a supplier used flour products that were previously recalled due to possible E.coli 0121 contamination, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent July 11. The original recall was announced June 1.
DeCA has publicized the updated information to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for the Defense Commissary Agency headquarters at Fort Lee, Va. Whenever a commissary has a recalled product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from JJestore shelves.
The following product is affected by this recall:
- Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, 28 ounce: UPC 041449001289
- with "best by" dates between April 13, 2018 and June 16, 2018 with manufacture date range of Hop April 13, 2016 to June 16, 2016
- with "best by" dates between April 1, 2018 and June 29, 2018 with manufacture date range of Kent April1, 2016 to June 29, 2016.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw products made with flour. Flour is an ingredient that comes from milling wheat, something grown outdoors that carries with it risks of bacteria which are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.
Infection with E. coli can result in dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps two to eight days (three to four days, on average) after exposure to the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called HUS, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.
HUS can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5 year's old and older adults. Symptoms of HUS may include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, decreased urination, and swelling.
Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
Consumers with questions on the recall may contact the Continental Mills consumer recall hot line at (800) 457-7744.