Select Holiday Gift Baskets Recalled Over Health Risk

Houdini Inc. of California is recalling limited quantities of Blue Cheese Savory Twists found in multiple gift baskets sold at stores such as Costco’s, Sam’s Club, T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods.

The recall was announced after the Food and Drug Administration found traces of Salmonella at the manufacturing facility of the ingredient supplier for the powdered buttermilk used to make the Blue Cheese seasoning in these products. There is no issue with any of the other food products in the gift basket.

A limited quantity of products was distributed nationwide to consumers through Houdini Inc.’s direct to consumer division Wine Country Gift Baskets (catalog / internet) and Houdini Inc’s wholesale division, the recall said.

The list of affected products include:

Gift Basket Name:

Lot code number:

Gift Basket Name:

Lot code number:

Wine Country Gift Baskets:

 

Wine Trio

LC448865

Napa & Sonoma Valley Exclusive 

LC449695

Bodega de San Antonio Sangria Tradicional 

LC446420

California Cabernet and Chardonnay Gift

LC451463

Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Duet

LC450020

Placeholder Six Bottle WOM Wines Collection

   LC448789

The Ultimate Wine and Champagne Collection

 LC448866

Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Collection

LC449703

The Classic

LC444761, LC446625, LC446626, LC451389

Lasting Impression

LC447394, LC452566

Wine Country Extravaganza

LC445632

Grgich Hills Napa Valley Selection

LC444483

Vintners Path Merlot Season’s Greetings

LC444763

Stag’s Leap Winery Collection

LC449624

Vintners Path Cabernet Season’s Greetings

LC445181

Houdini Napa Valley Collection

LC445631

Vintners Path Chardonnay  Season’s Greetings

 LC444766

Alfasi Cabernet Kosher Selection

LC444152

Alfasi Kosher Trio

LC446250

Alfasi Chardonnay Kosher Selection

LC444153

Napa and Sonoma Duet

LC448370

California Wine Crate

LC450022

The Classic

LC451792, LC454676

TJX Companies:

 

Sam’s Club:

 

Metal Basket with Handles

LC449614

Metal Basket with Leather Handles

LC446548, LC446549, LC446550

The Executive

LC442525, LC442751, LC443675

Costco Southeast Region:

 

Costco Northeast Region:

 

Burgundy and Bronze Metal Basket

LC448217, LC448218, LC448219, LC50256, LC52057, LC50258

Houdini Fabric basket

LC448981

Costco Midwest Region:

 

Costco.com:

 

Wooden Centerpiece

LC448210

Tis The Season

LC445630

Sweets For The Season

LC446542

If your foil package does not have one of the two lot codes listed below printed on the pouch, your item is not part of this recall.

Internal Package Code Date:

1831602 XX (XX=last 2 digits refer to specific packaging machine)

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

This recall only affects the 7oz Blue Cheese Savory Twist in gift baskets shipped or sold in stores from Sept. 1, 2016 to Dec. 12, 2016. There is no issue with any of the other food products in the gift basket.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA's recall.

Consumers with further questions can contact Houdini Customer Care at 866-712-5910. 

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