July 1, 2009: Minnesota Company Announces Recall After Finding Equipment Contaminated With Salmonella

Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, Plainview, MN, announced a recall for its nonfat dried milk, whey protein, fruit stabilizers, and thickening agents, because some of the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Plainview Milk sells its products to other companies, who then use the products for their own manufacturing purposes.  The recall was initiated after the USDA found Salmonella in 100 gram pouches of Dairyshake powder, a product manufactured by one of Plainview’s customers.

FDA environmental testing also detected Salmonella on equipment, ceilings, and floors at the Plainview plant.

According to the company, only manufacturers and distributors have received shipment of the recalled products produced by Plainview.  Neither Plainview nor the manufacturers and distributors have sold products directly to the consumer.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. People infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), infection of the lining of the heart, and reactive arthritis.

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