Pancake Recall

Ken AshfordHealth Care1 Comment

Auntjemina_03Meat recalls, I can deal with, but when something goes awry with the nation’s pancake supply, that’s when I withdraw all my money from the ATM and head to the bomb shelter in fear of armegeddon.

Strange news out of St. Louis:

Dierbergs and Schnucks grocery stores said reported today that they have removed some pancake mixes off its shelves after a recall of the products showed they could pose a health risk.

Two Quaker Oats products — Aunt Jemima Complete Pancake Mix and Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix — have been recalled and are under investigation for a possible health risk, according to a press release given out by Dierbergs grocery stores.

The recall is for the 32 ounce packages of the pancake mixes. The recall is for the Aunt Jemima Complete Pancake Mix boxes with the UPC code 30000-05070 or the Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix with the UPC code 30000-05300, according to Dierbergs. The expiration dates on the boxes range from Feb. 8 through Feb. 23.

Quaker Oats Company said they could not yet say exactly what is wrong with the mixes.

"We are currrently working with regulators on what we can say," spokeswoman Candace Mueller said this afternoon.

Schnucks said Quaker Oats said only that, "there is a potential health risk associated" with the recalled products.

UPDATE:  ABC News has more info

Quaker Oats recalled some of its popular Aunt Jemima pancake mixes because of the risk of illness from salmonella.

The recall includes 1,000 cases in 17 states containing Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix.

"There is a health risk only if consumed raw or if the product is undercooked," the company said on its Web site. "The vast majority" of the recalled boxes have "likely not been placed on store shelves."

"Approximately 98 percent of the product is within our control. The 2 percent of product, which is outside of our control, was shipped to a limited number of retail and mass merchandisers," Quaker Oats said.

So far, no illnesses have been linked to the recall and the company said that no other products had been affected.