Recall Notice: TreeHouse Foods Amends Best By Dates in Voluntary Product Recall of Macaroni & Cheese Cup Products

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TreeHouse Foods Amends Best By Dates in Voluntary Product Recall of Macaroni & Cheese Cup Products

For Immediate Release

December 28, 2016

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Consumers

Consumer Affairs
1-800-756-5781

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Ron Bottrell
312-446-6595

Announcement

OAK BROOK, Ill. (December 27, 2016) – TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced an amendment to the Best By Dates in its December 11, 2016, press release related to its voluntary recall of certain macaroni and cheese cup products.  The products contain cheddar cheese seasoning which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

This follows notification from our supplier that the milk powder used in the seasoning has the potential for Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores.  The following products are affected by this recall:

Description UPC Best By Date
Big Win Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 001182258403 10/24/2017
10/25/2017
Cheese Club Express Mac Macaroni & Cheese
Dinner
004149817167 10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/23/2017
10/28/2017
10/29/2017
10/31/2017
11/1/2017
11/2/2017
11/3/2017
11/4/2017
11/10/2017
11/11/2017
11/16/2017
11/17/2017
11/18/2017
11/21/2017
11/22/2017
11/23/2017
11/28/2017
Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original Cups 007874208249 10/18/2017
10/19/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/26/2017
10/27/2017
10/28/2017
11/3/2017
11/6/2017
11/7/2017
11/17/2017
11/18/2017
11/19/2017
11/20/2017
11/21/2017
11/22/2017

There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 1-800-756-5781, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. (CST).

ABOUT TREEHOUSE FOODS

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers. We manufacture shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables). We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers.

Additional information, including TreeHouse’s most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse’s website, http://www.treehousefoods.com.

Link to Original Press Release

* 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.

For full details on the recall, please visit:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm534847.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery