Earlier this month, U.S. Marshals seized more than 4 million pounds of milk products from Valley Milk Products LLC’s balancing plant located in Strasburg, Virginia due to positive results after salmonella testing. Now, there is a recall notice for store brand mac and cheese products from retailers such as Walmart, Aldi, and Rite Aid.
The following products were recalled in the notice:
Salmonella is a bacterium that is the culprit of many foodborne illnesses, inducing symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
The Food and Drug Administration’s examination of last September’s reports revealed that salmonella residue was found on finished product samples, as well as on processing equipment, according to Food Safety News.
No related illnesses have been reported to date.