Thursday, February 5, 2009

Purity Dairies Recalls ½ Gallon Squares of Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Due to Expanded Recall by Peanut Corporation of America

Purity Dairies in Nashville, Tennessee is voluntarily recalling ½ gallon squares of Purity Nutty Caramel ice cream printed with a date of December 1, 2009, or earlier (printed as MM/DD/YY) and a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 07077856200. This recall was initiated because the affected product contains peanut ingredients supplied by Peanut Corporation of America which may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Purity Dairies has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected product. No other Purity Dairies products are involved in this recall.

The recall involves approximately 54,000 units of the affected product, which was distributed in Middle and Eastern Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama through numerous retail outlets.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

This recall includes only ½ gallon squares of Purity Nutty Caramel ice cream printed with a date of December 1, 2009, or earlier (printed as MM/DD/YY) and a UPC code of 07077856200. Consumers can find the date on one end of the package and the UPC code on the opposite end of the package. No other Purity Dairies products are involved in this recall.

Purity Dairies has ceased distribution of the affected product. 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 1-800-933-6455.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration have been notified of this voluntary recall.

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