March 5, 2008 -- The Quaker Oats Co. is recalling certain boxes of its Aunt Jemima Pancake & Waffle mixes because of potential salmonella contamination.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, according to a Quaker news release.
The recall only includes products that have "Best Before" dates of FEB 08 09 H through FEB 16 09 H stamped on the top and have the following UPC codes:
- Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete, 5 lb. box, UPC code 30000 43272
- Aunt Jemima Original, 2 lb. box, UPC code 30000 05040
- Aunt Jemima Original Complete, 2 lb. box, UPC code 30000 05070
- Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete, 2 lb. box, UPC code 30000 05300
If you have any recalled Aunt Jemima products, return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund. Questions? Call Quaker at 800-407-2247 or visit the Aunt Jemima web site.
Quaker Oats spokeswoman Jamie Stein tells WebMD that the recall includes "fewer than 1,000 cases" of the products, which translates to fewer than 6,000 to 12,000 boxes, depending on how many of the cases contained 2-lb. boxes and how many contained 5-lb. boxes.
Most of the recalled Aunt Jemima products aren't on store shelves, and the health risk is limited to raw or undercooked products, Quaker notes. The products were shipped to 17 states: Texas, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, New Mexico, Kansas, and Utah.
Salmonella bacteria can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Most people recover within four to seven days without treatment. But some cases can be deadly or require hospitalization. Children, elders, and people with weak immune systems are more likely to have severe cases.