United Food Group announced several days ago that a number of its products contained instant non-fat dried milk subject to the already massive recall of food products made with instnat non-fat dried milk from Plainview Milk Products Cooperative. In June of this year, Plainview Milk Products recalled dried milk produced at its Plainview, MN facility during most of 2007, all of 2008, and most of 2009 (up until the time that the problems were discovered and the recall announced). The recall was announced due to possible Salmonella contamination of the milk.
Plainview’s dried milk apparently is an ingredient in an enormous quantity of products distributed throughout the United States. This has forced an impressive list of food manufacturers to recall products that include Plainview’s dried milk as an ingredient. The current, complete list of recalled products can be found at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/Milk/.
During an investigation of the Plainview facility, FDA found that some of the equipment was contaminated with Salmonella. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not linked any human illnesses to potentially contaminated products from the Plainview facility.