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RECALL: Two Kinds of Albertsons Ice Cream with Peanut Butter

Two Albertsons and Meadow Gold brands are being recalled because they contain a peanut butter ingredient supplied by Sunland, Inc., which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration

More peanut butter-related food recalls have been ordered via the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration and Dean Foods Co. 

The processing facility in Buena Park, CA., and Meadow Gold Dairy processing facility in Orem, UT, are taking the precautionary measure to voluntarily recall two ice cream varieties manufactured for Albertsons supermarkets. There are two Albertsons markets in Laguna Niguel and one in Dana Point.

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, according to the FDA.

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 withSalmonella 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, says the FDA.

To date, no complaints or reactions have been reported related to these ice cream products, and only two flavors of Albertsons ice cream are included in the recall. No Meadow Gold brand ice cream products are included in this recall. Both the “Peanut Butter Cup” and “Peanut Butter Chocolate” flavors are sold in 1.5 quarts (1.42L) cardboard cartons in Albertsons stores. Only the ice cream made in two plants is impacted by this recall and therefore the product being recalled was sold between 3/26/2010 and 9/25/2012 only in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Washington, says the FDA.

The ice cream is printed with one of two plant codes: either 49-11 or 06-20 and a “BEST BY” or “EXP” date ranging from 3/26/2011 to 9/25/2013.

SizeNameFlavorUPC #DatePlant Code 1.5 quarts (1.42L) “scround” container Albertsons Peanut Butter Cup 41163 45891 Any “Best By” or “EXP” dates ranging from 4/6/2011 to 9/25/2013 49-11 or 06-20 1.5 quarts (1.42L) “scround” container Albertsons Peanut Butter Chocolate 41163 45903 Any “Best By” or “EXP” dates ranging from 3/26/2011 to 8/3/2013 49-11 or 06-20

No other Albertsons or Meadow Gold brand ice cream products are affected by this recall. In particular, this recall only impacts Albertsons ice cream products with the plant codes of 49-11 or 06-20 and sold in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Washington, the FDA says.

The processing facilities have 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 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

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