Bucks Ice Cream Recalls Iskream Brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk
Posted Oct 17 2012 11:05pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 17, 2012 - Buck's Ice Cream of Milford, CT, co-pack manufacturer for Iskream, Inc. of , is voluntarily recalling all lot codes of Iskream Brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The decision was made as the result of the expanded recall of peanut butter, nut butters and peanut products by Sunland because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those 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.
The Iskream brand Peanut Butter and Jelly was distributed to retail customers through several wholesale distributors in the Northeast between March 1, 2012 and October 17, 2012.
The ice cream is packaged in ice cream pint containers under the Iskream brand, and is labeled as “Reduced Fat No Sugar Added Peanut Butter and Jelly. The UPC code is 858452020554, and the Lot Code and Best by Date is printed or stamped in the bottom of the container. The Pints could also be packaged in white corrugated cases containing 8 pints per case. Each case has a label identifying the product as Iskream Peanut Butter and Jelly, and has the UPC, code, and best by dates on label wrapped around one corner of the box.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately, or contact Iskream directly for refund information. Please visit www.iskream.com for up to date information.