This is the worst news of the Holidays!
My child loves macaroni and cheese. When I take him shopping with me, if we pass down the aisle that has mac & cheese cups he wants to load up the shopping cart with whatever brand catches his eye.
There are healthier foods to feed a family, but there are worse options as well.
Whatever you do, DO NOT buy the following mac & cheese cups due to a salmonella recall. Evidently, the milk powder in these cups could have been tainted with salmonella. Not a great way to start the Holidays.
- Big Win Original Macaroni and Cheese dinner, UPC code 001182258403, with best by date of 10/25/2017
- Cheese Club Express Mac Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, UPC code 004149817167, with several best by dates in October and November 2017
- Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original Cups, UPC code 007874208249, with several best by dates in October and November 2017
- A full list of the affected best-by dates can be seen here.
The most recognizable of these brands is Great Value, which is carried by Walmart. Almost all Americans have bought a cup or two of Great Value over the years.
Salmonella causes a number of gastrointestinal issues for those who are in good health. For the sick, the young, or the elderly, the problems can be far more serious.
Do yourself and your family a huge service and buy a different brand this winter!
What to do if you already have purchased one of these products?
Consumers who have purchased any of the products are urged to throw away or return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions may call 1-800-756-5781, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
I love mac & cheese but do not love being sick.
Be smart and have a great Holiday Season!