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BGC Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalls its Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream Due to Possible Health RiskPublished on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:45
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BGC Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalls its Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream Due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 9, 2012 – BGC Manufacturing is recalling Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella 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.
The product was distributed to Brookshire Grocery retail stores throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas between May 2010 and September 2012 and is packaged in ½ gallon cartons, with UPC code 0009282530538 printed on the carton.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses attributed to Goldenbrook Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream and the recall does not include any other flavors. The peanut butter is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should immediately discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 866-440-6455, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Standard Time.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
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