Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bindi North America Announces Nationwide Recalls of Peanut Butter Gelato, Dream Bomba, and Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Because of Possible Health Risk

Bindi North America of Belleville, NJ is recalling 1.08 gallon containers of Peanut Butter Gelato, 7.48 lb boxes of Dream Bomba, and 5.07 lb boxes of Peanut Butter Cheesecake, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people 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.

ThePeanut Butter Gelato, Dream Bomba and Peanut Butter Cheesecake were distributed nationwide thru distribution centers and restaurants.

This product recall includes the following:

Product Name and Description: Peanut Butter Gelato
Net wt.:1.08 gallon white plastic tub
Lot Numbers:
#7155 expiration date 05/2009
#7183 expiration date 06/2009
#7211 expiration date 07/2009

Product Name and Description: Dream Bomba
Net wt.:7.48 lbs (20 monoportions individually packed in white cardboard box)
Lot Numbers:
#8116 expiration date 10/2009
#8121 expiration date 10/2009
#8220 expiration date 02/2010
#8297 expiration date 04/2010
#8353 expiration date 06/2010

Product Name and Description: Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Net wt.:5.07lbs white cardboard box
Lot Numbers:
#8189 expiration date 06/2009
#8228 expiration date 08/2009
#8351 expiration date 12/2009

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Bindi North America is voluntarily recalling all of our peanut based products due to the expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America that included peanut meal purchased by Bindi North America. However, all of our products have been tested negative for salmonella before their distribution into the market.

Customers who have purchased peanut related products from Bindi North America may destroy the product or contact Bindi North America for further direction at 973-641-0297 at anytime.

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