House-Autry Mills Announces an Expanded Voluntary Recall of House-Autry Tartar Sauce Due to Spoilage

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FOUR OAKS, N.C.--()--House-Autry Mills, Inc. is expanding the voluntary recalling of 9 oz. House-Autry Tartar Sauce (60013) with the following Best By dates and lot numbers due to additional lots found: BB08162021 (20111601A); BB08182021 (20111801A); BB08192021 (20112001A); BB08202021 (20112001A, 20112002A, 20112003A); BB08232021 (20112301A, 20112302A, 20112303A, 20112304A, 20112305A, 20112306A); BB08242021 (20112401A, 20112402A); BB09162021 (20121601A, 20121602A, 20121603A); BB09172021 (20121701A, 20121702A, 20121703A); BB09182021 (20121801A, 20121802A, 20121803A); and BB09212021 (20122101A, 20122102A) as a precaution, due to the company’s co-manufacturer's verification of spoilage associated with the product. Several factors cause food spoilage, making items unsuitable for consumption. Light, oxygen, heat, humidity, temperature, and spoilage bacteria can all affect both safety and quality of perishable foods. When subject to these factors, foods will gradually decline.

Independent laboratory tests showed that there were no pathogenic organisms present in the samples. However, laboratory tests showed elevated numbers of yeast in the dill pickle relish ingredient.

The product was distributed between December 7, 2020 and January 18, 2021. The products are packaged in 9 oz. clear plastic bottles and sold to retail facilities in the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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

The following products are affected by the recall:

Product Name: House-Autry Tartar Sauce – 9 oz. bottle UPC: 0 73484-60013 4
BB 08162021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20111601A
BB 08182021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20111801A
BB 08192021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20112001A
BB 08202021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20112001A, 20112002A, 20112003A
BB 08232021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20112301A, 20112302A, 20112303A, 20112304A, 20112305A, 20112306A
BB 08242021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20112401A, 20112402A
BB 09162021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20121601A, 20121602A, 20121603A
BB 09172021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20121701A, 20121702A, 20121703A
BB 09182021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20121801A, 20121802A, 20121803A
BB 09212021 (located on the top portion of the bottle) - 20122101A, 20122102A

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 1-800-849-0802, 8am-5pm EST daily, or by emailing

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About House-Autry Mills

Founded in 1812 and based in Four Oaks, N.C., House-Autry Mills is a producer of stone- ground grits, chicken and seafood breaders, corn meal, and hushpuppy, biscuit and corn bread mixes available at more than 13,000 grocery stores in 37 states. The company has produced innovative products for more than 200 years and offers nearly three-dozen classic Southern products. For more information, please visit


Frank Pogue
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Frank Pogue
(919) 963-6200