Saturday, January 31, 2009

Voluntary Recall Alert: Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie

Sara Lee North American Foodservice is conducting a voluntary recall of Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie, a foodservice product. This voluntary recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure due to this product containing peanut pieces subject to the expanded recall of products produced by Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA) Blakely, Georgia facility. This PCA facility is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent salmonella outbreak. No other Sara Lee Corporation products are involved in this recall.

The product – Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie, UPC code 3210005095, has an individual package weight of 34 ounces and is sold frozen with four packaged pies in each case. The product subject to this recall is code marked with a Julian code: 7103, 7201, 7242, 7331, 8018, 8133, 8199, 8256, and 8305 which can be found above the product name on the front panel of each individual package. This product was sold and distributed nationally to foodservice companies and sold to consumers through Sara Lee outlet stores and other foodservice establishments. This recall does not apply to any other Sara Lee products. Consumers may return affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

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 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Sara Lee has not received any consumer or customer complaints on this product and there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

Consumers who may have questions or concerns can call Sara Lee’s special toll-free consumer line dedicated to this issue at 1.888.891.6100. The consumer line is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

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