Recall Notice: Southeastern Mills, Inc. Announces Recall of Certain Food Ingredients and Food Mixes Due to Possible Health Risk

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Southeastern Mills, Inc. Announces Recall of Certain Food Ingredients and Food Mixes Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

December 23, 2016



Joshua Jones
[email protected]
(706) 378-1493


George Manak
[email protected]
(706) 252-5651


Rome, GA — Southeastern Mills, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of certain quantities of food ingredients and branded food mixes (Southeastern Mills® Biscuit Gravy Mix, Southeastern Mills® Country Biscuit Mix, Southeastern Mills® Buttermilk Drop Biscuit Mix, Southeastern Mills® Easy Drop Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuit Mix, Shore Lunch® Original Breading and Shore Lunch® Cajun Style Breading) because these ingredients and food mixes contain milk or buttermilk powder purchased from Valley Milk Products, Inc. that is potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. This organism 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Salmonella is killed by proper cooking and pasteurization.

The recalled food ingredients are sold by Southeastern Mills to other food manufacturers and further processed into finished foods sold in various food distribution channels. Southeastern Mills is contacting affected customers directly and providing them with complete details of the items impacted. It is noted that the customer may not need to recall if they have a cooking step validated to kill Salmonella.

The following branded food mixes are also affected by the recall:

Brand and Product Name Size >UPC Best By Date
Southeastern Mills Biscuit Gravy
4.5 oz. 0-70292-15326-5 6/10/17
Southeastern Mills Country
Biscuit Mix
6 oz. 0-70292-15157-5 9/28/17
Southeastern Mills Biscuit Gravy
2.75 oz. 0-70292-16154-3 5/19/17
Southeastern Mills Buttermilk
Drop Biscuit Mix
7.4 oz. 0-70292-18356-9 8/16/17
Southeastern Mills Easy Drop
Cheddar Garlic Biscuit Mix
7 oz. 0-70292-17840-4 10/11/17
Shore Lunch Original Recipe
Breading Mix
9 oz. 0-24739-11000-7 1/27/18
Shore Lunch Cajun Style
Breading Mix
9 oz. 0-24739-15000-3 1/28/18

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling 1-800-334-4468, 8 am – 5 pm EST daily or by e-mailing [email protected]

Southeastern Mills takes food safety very seriously. Parties with questions may contact the company at 1-800-334-4468 from 8 am – 5 pm EST daily or [email protected]

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.  

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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