Kroger, Perry and ShurFine Ice Cream Recalls, more products added.
Posted Jan 23 2009 3:57pm
Kroger Recalls Additional Select Ice Cream Product Due to Possible Health Risk Corrects identifying “Sell by” date on one product recalled Monday Media Contact: Meghan Glynn (513) 762-1304
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 20, 2009 – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling the "Light" version of its Private Selection Light Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream sold in select stores because the product was associated with peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated with Salmonella. Stores under the following names are included in this recall: City Market, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC and Smith's. This is an expansion of a recall Kroger initiated Monday, January 19.
Stores the company operates under the following names did not receive any of the ice cream being recalled: Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the ice cream.
Kroger is recalling the following ice cream:
Private Selection Peanut Butter Passion Light Ice Cream sold in 1.75 quart (56-ounce containers under the UPC Code Number: 1111054016 with a "Sell by" date of 8-13-09 followed by 49-70. This is in addition to the following items Kroger recalled on Monday, January 19:
Private Selection Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream sold in 1.75 quart (56-ounce) containers under the UPC Code Number: 0001111052816 with a "Sell by" date of 8-13-09 followed by 49-70. Please note this "Sell by" date corrects the "Sell by" date previously announced of 8-11-09. Private Selection Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream sold in 48-ounce containers with a "Sell by" date of 9-13-09 under the following UPC Code Number: 0001111054437. The ice cream was sold in City Market, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC and Smith's stores in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Customers who have recently purchased this ice cream should not eat it and return the product to a store for a full refund or replacement.
The FDA has indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of its investigation into Salmonella-related illnesses that may be linked to contaminated peanut butter. For more information, please visit the FDA's website at www.fda.gov.
No other Kroger products are involved in the recall. Kroger continues to follow FDA guidelines and, for the safety of customers, has withdrawn other products from sale that contain peanut butter ingredients implicated in this outbreak, as directed by the FDA and suppliers involved.
According to the FDA, peanut butter sold in jars, including Kroger brand peanut butter sold in the retailer's family of stores, is not involved in the ongoing investigation.
Consumers who have questions about the ice cream recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls. #########################
Perry's Ice Cream Company Adds Two Products to Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products Contact: Marissa Wilson 716.542.5492 X274
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Buffalo, N.Y. – January 22, 2009 – Perry’s Ice Cream today announced an update to their January 17, 2009 voluntary recall of select ice cream products containing peanut butter because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ice cream contains peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America, which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning recent Salmonella outbreaks.
The two new items are:
Shurfine Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream (1.75 QT) distributed in New York and Pennsylvania Meijer Peanut Butter Cup (16oz) distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan The following is a complete list of ice cream products affected by the recall, manufactured between July 2008 and January 2009:
77890-35369 Wegmans Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Bar 6 Pack 6/3.5 oz each
77890-10466 Wegmans Peanut Butter Candy Sundae Cup Ice Cream 4 Pack 4/6fl oz each
77890-10394 Wegmans Peanut Butter Sundae Cup Ice Cream 4 Pack 4/6fl oz each
71928-39684 Meijer Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream 16 Fl oz 16 Fl Oz
The company has not received any consumer illness complaints about these products.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy the product. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact the Perry’s Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-873-7797 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday EST. For updated recall information, or to leave a message during non-business hours, please call 716-562-0260.