Baptista’s Bakery Cheese Recall

We have been notified by our supplier, Baptista’s Bakery Inc. that it is taking precautionary measures of voluntarily recalling its 7oz Blue Cheese Savory Twist product that it produced for Houdini, Inc. Baptista’s Bakery was notified by its seasoning supplier, United Food Ingredients, Inc., that one of its suppliers, Valley Milk Products LLC., has voluntarily recalled its buttermilk powder, which is an ingredient in the Blue Cheese Seasoning coating the Blue Cheese Savory Twist product, due to the potential of the buttermilk powder to be contaminated by Salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream such as septicemia, arterial infection (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The Blue Cheese Savory twist item was included in the Houdini gift basket SKU# 55263-7 sold through BJS.com with the SKU# 55263-7 and the following lot code attached to the bottom of the basket : LC446528

Example of lot code label on External package of Blue Baptista’s Package Code Date (Internal packaging): 1831602

XX (XX=last 2 digits refer to specific packaging machine) 2431602 XX

(XX=last 2 digits refer to specific packaging machine)

Houdini is committed to providing only the highest quality products, and is undertaking this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution in the interest of consumer protection. To date, no injuries or illnesses have been reported due to consumption of this product. If you have any Blue Cheese Savory Twist product remaining, please discard it. Do not consume it.If you gave the Blue Cheese Savory Twist product to someone, as part of a Houdini gift basket, please let them know to discard the product.

If you have any questions concerning this recall, please contact Houdini Customer Care at 866-712-5910.