The Raymond-Hadley Corporation Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Better Batter Brand 20oz. & 2.5lb. Pancake & Biscuit Mix, 18.25oz. Yellow Cake Mix, and 18.25oz. Chocolate Cake Mix

April 27, 2011

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling varieties of Better Batter brand baking mixes, because they may contain the undeclared allergen Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products being recalled are:

  • Better Batter Pancake & Biscuit Mix, 20oz., UPC 896439002070, Best Before July 2012 – March 2013
  • Better Batter Gluten Free Pancake/Biscuit Mix, 2.5lbs., UPC 896439002032, Best Before December 2011, February – August 2012 & March 2013
  • Better Batter Yellow Cake Mix, 18.25oz., UPC 896439002100, Best Before January - March 2013
  • Better Batter Chocolate Cake Mix, 18.25oz., UPC 896439002094, Best Before January – March 2013

The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergen milk. Subsequent investigation confirms milk as a sub-ingredient of one the ingredients in the bakery mixes. The omission in labeling was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's quality control processes.

No serious illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

For more information please contact the manufacturer at 1-800-252-2220 or visit the FDA website.