Discovery of spoilage problems prompts company to recall tartar sauce

House-Autry Mills Inc. is recalling tartar sauce because the company’s “co-manufacturer” has verified spoilage associated with the product. 

The company reports sending two samples to two different laboratories, but results were not yet available when House-Autry provided the Food and Drug Administration its recall notice.

Several factors cause food spoilage, making items unsuitable for consumption. Light, oxygen, heat, humidity, temperature and spoilage bacteria can all affect both the safety and quality of perishable foods. When subject to these factors, foods will gradually decline, according to the recall notice.

House-Autry distributed the product between Dec. 15, 2020, and Jan. 18, 2021. The products are packaged in 9-ounce clear plastic bottles and sold to distribution centers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio.

No illnesses had been reported as of the posting of the recall notice.

The following products are affected by the recall: House-Autry Tartar Sauce – 9 oz. bottle with UPC number 0 73484-60013 4 with any of the following codes:

  • BB 08182021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
  • BB 08232021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
  • BB 09162021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
  • BB 09172021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
  • BB 09182021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
  • BB 09212021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling 800-849-0802 or by emailing Retail@House-Autry.com.

About House-Autry Mills

Founded in 1812 and based in Four Oaks, NC, House-Autry Mills is a producer of stone-ground grits, chicken and seafood breeders, cornmeal, and hushpuppy, biscuit and cornbread mixes available at more than 13,000 grocery stores in 37 states. The company offers nearly three-dozen classic Southern products.

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