Meadow Gold Dairy Conducts Voluntary Recall of Western Family Brand "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Peanut Butter Cup" Ice Cream in 1.5 Quarts Size Due to Potential Health Risk Posed
Originally posted on FDA web site at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm323892.htm?source=govdelivery
Orem, Utah (October 10, 2012) -- The Meadow Gold Dairy processing facility in Orem, Utah, is taking the precautionary measure to voluntarily recall "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Peanut Butter Cup" ice cream manufactured for Western Family. This recall was initiated because the affected products contain a peanut butter ingredient supplied by Sunland, Inc. which may be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanut butter manufacturer Sunland recently expanded its nationwide product recall. No Meadow Gold Brand ice cream products are affected by this recall.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
To date, no complaints or reactions have been reported related to this ice cream product, and only one flavor of Western Family ice cream is included in the recall. The "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Peanut Butter Cup" flavor is sold in 1.5 quarts (1.42L) cardboard cartons at a variety of retailers. Only the ice cream made in one plant is impacted by this recall and therefore the product being recalled was sold between 9/9/2010 and 10/3/2012 only in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
The ice cream is printed with plant code 49-11 and a "BEST BY" date ranging from 9/9/2011 to 10/3/2013.
No Meadow Gold Brand ice cream products are affected by this recall. Only Western Family "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Peanut Butter Cup" ice cream product with the plant code 49-11 and sold in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming is included in the recall.
Meadow Gold Dairy has ceased distribution of the affected product and recovery is actively underway. Consumers who have this product should not consume it. They should discard it and may return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-800-587-2259 between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been notified of this voluntary recall.