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Diet Safety: Ice Cream Now Part Of Peanut Butter Recall

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This past week saw Ice cream added to the large number of items that have been recalled from store shelves across the country. The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is recalling the "Light" version of its Private Selection Light Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream. This recall includes:

  • 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

Consumers who have questions about the ice cream recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900 or visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

Perry’s Ice Cream is also recalling the following Ice Creams:

  • 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

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy the product and can contact the Perry’s Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-873-7797.

The problem is FDA testing is finding Salmonella in peanut butter that is used in these products. Most people infected with Salmonella develop the symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover with treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. It can be deadly to infants, the elderly and those that are sick all ready. For more information on Salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.