April 2011 – Elsie Grace’s Dry Food Company of Frankfort, Kansas is issuing a recall of some dip mix and soup mix products because they may contain undeclared milk, soy, or wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, soy, or wheat run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The complete list of these identified products is at the end of this press release.
The recalled Elsie Grace’s products were distributed in KS, NE, MO, NC, OH, IN, AR, KY, PA, OK, IL, SD, IA, WV, MI, to retail gift shops and food retailers.
Elsie Grace’s Dry Food Products are packaged as follows. Dip mixes are packed in clear, safety sealed, rectangular packs with the label stapled to it. They are not marked with any codes, UPC numbers, or dates. The ingredients are listed on the back. Dry soups are sealed in clear safety bags and then placed in a plastic lined craft paper bag. The ingredient labeling is attached to the back of the craft paper bag.
Any retailers still having any unsold products will be supplied with new corrected ingredient labels for all packages. Consumers will be able to return the product to retailers for full refund or package replacement. Replacement labeling will be identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the ingredients.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
This recall was initiated when it was discovered some of Elsie Grace’s Dry Food Products do not declare ingredients that are allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem occurred in the company’s packaging process. Elsie Grace’s Dry Food Company has changed their labels to ensure customer safety.
Consumers who have purchased Elsie Grace’s Dry Food products are urged to return the product for full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-785-292-4438 between the hours of 9am to 5pm CST Monday through Friday.
Elsie Grace’s Zippy Bacon Dip Mix, net weight .12-oz., and Elsie Grace’s It’s Smokin’ Dip Mix, net weight .08-oz., use imitation bacon bits which contain soy and wheat ingredients. The beef base packets in the dip mixes contain milk and soy ingredients.
Elsie Grace’s Cheesy Onion Dip Mix, net weight .08-oz., contains packets of beef base which contain milk and soy ingredients.
Elsie Grace’s Hearty Potato Soup Mix, net weight 10.6-oz., contains milk, soy, and wheat ingredients.
Elsie Grace’s Spuds and Cheese Soup Mix, net weight 10.6-oz., contains milk and soy ingredients.
Elsie Grace’s Broccoli and Cheese Soup Mix, no net weight on packages, contains milk and soy ingredients.
Elsie Grace’s White Chili Soup Mix, net weight 9.9 oz., contains milk and soy ingredients.