Mac and cheese products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

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OAK BROOK, Ill. - TreeHouse Foods, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of certain macaroni and cheese cup products containing cheddar cheese seasoning which may be contaminated with Salmonella. 

The company said it was notified by its supplier that the milk powder used in the seasoning has the potential for Salmonella contamination.

The following products are affected by the recall:

  • Big Win Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with a UPC number of 001182258403 and a best-by date of 10/25/2017
  • Cheese Club Express Mac Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with a UPC number of 004149817167 and any of the following best-by dates: 11/3/2017; 11/4/2017; 11/18/2017; 11/22/2017; 10/20/2017; 10/21/2017; 10/23/2017; 10/29/2017; 11/1/2017; 11/2/2017; 11/11/2017; 11/16/2017; 11/17/2017; 11/22/2017; 11/23/2017; or 11/28/2017
  • Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original Cups with a UPC number of 007874208249 and any of the following best-by dates: 10/22/2017; 10/19/2017; 10/27/2017; 10/28/2017; 11/3/2017; 11/7/2017; 11/18/2017; 11/20/2017; or 11/21/2017

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. They were sold at stores nationwide, including Walmart.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.  Most individuals recover without treatment. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.