Voluntary recalls from two major grocery stores, Safeway and Albertsons stores, are recalling bakery products made with Valley Milk Products LLF’s High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder which can contain Salmonella. The stores located in Oregon, Washington, and Northern Idaho say the bakery products were sold from their full-service and self-service areas on or before December 15, 2016, with a product sell by date of December 20, 2016, or earlier. The milk powder was used by Dawn Food Products to produce the vanilla cream custard that the stores used in various bakery products. No reports have been made regarding illnesses due to the recall, and the companies are issuing this recall as a precaution.
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