February 6, 2009
The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging Texans to be aware of a recent recall of certain emergency meal kits that may have been distributed to food banks in Texas.
The meals contain peanut butter packets that could be contaminated with salmonella.
Consumers should not eat any of the recalled peanut butter packets and should discard any they have on hand.
The meals were packed in boxes labeled with the brand Standing Rock. The affected meals have the following Date of Production (DOP) and Date of Expiration (DOE) numbers:
- DOP: 092208, 092308, 092508
- DOE: 092209, 092309, 092509
DSHS is asking any food banks that have these products to discard them and is working to identify where the meals were distributed.
The packets of peanut butter were manufactured by Boca Grande Foods, Georgia, and supplied to Red Cloud Food Service, Illinois, for the meal kits. DSHS is not aware of any illnesses associated with the emergency meal kits.
The meals were intended originally to be used as part of disaster response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in several states. After they were no longer needed, they were donated to food banks.
The warning is in connection with a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis caused by a strain of Salmonella serotype Typhimurium.
For more information on products that have been recalled as a result of this investigation, go to www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html.
(News Media: For more information contact Carrie Williams, Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400)