Could Your Valentine’s Candy Be Contaminated?
A massive recall is underway because one of the ingredients used to make chocolate and bakery products could be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recall could have a big impact on Valentines Day candy. Dozens and dozens of foods are affected because of the Salmonella contamination at a powdered milk plant in Virginia. Everything from chocolate, twinkies, snack mixes, waffle mix, kettle chips, macaroni and cheese and more are being taken off the shelves.
Valley Milk Products announced a recall of 50-pound bags of nonfat high heat milk powder and sweet cream buttermilk powder that was produced from December 10, 2015, to July 5, 2016, due to potential Salmonella contamination, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The milk powder is used in a number of foods such as bakery products and chocolate.
Salmonella is a bacteria that 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.
For a complete list of recalls go to the FDA website.