Texas company recalls corn products over potential choking hazard
The Morrison Milling Company has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of corn products due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at the production facility which could present a choking hazard.
According to the company, the problem was detected by Morrison’s quality department during a routine check.
The affected products—more than 40 in all—include cornbread, pancake and fish fry mixes as well as cornmeal packaged in a variety of sizes. The products were distributed through retail outlets in the Southwestern US and include all code dates and best buy dates for products purchased before Dec. 6.
There have been no consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries reported to date.
All Morrison production lines have comprehensive metal control programs that include magnets and metal detection devices. Some pieces of the fine wire may have been too small to be detected and could have found their way into the finished product. While no metal has been found in finished product, Morrison says it initiated the recall as a precaution.
No consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.