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Aunt Jemima Recall : Salmonella

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Aunt Jemima is a trademark for pancake flour, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The trademark dates to 1893, although Aunt Jemima pancake mix debuted in 1889.


The Quaker Oats Company has recalled several products possibly contaminated with salmonella. Recalled were Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix: Original, Original Complete and Buttermilk Complete. No other Aunt Jemima, frozen Aunt Jemima, or Quaker products are affected.


The Salmonella germ is actually a group of bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals, to other people or other animals. There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most common in the United States. Salmonella has been known to cause illness for over 100 years. They were discovered by a American scientist named Salmon, for whom they are named.


The recalled products are sold in 2 pound and 5 pound boxes with best-before dates of Feb. 8, 2009 through Feb. 16, 2009 stamped on the top.


The company added that no illnesses have been reported.


Quaker said any consumers with the recalled products can return them to the place they were purchased for a full refund.


The company said it has identified the warehouses involved and is in the process of recovering any products that were potentially contaminated.



Consumer Response Center is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Central Time.



The Quaker Oats Company

P.O. Box 049003

Chicago, IL 60604-9003

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