Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rich Ice Cream Company, Inc. Issues Multi-State Voluntary Recall of Rich’s Nutty Sundae Cone Because of Possible Health Risk

Rich Ice Cream Company, Inc. voluntarily recalled its Rich’s Nutty Sundae Cone on January 30, 2009, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This action is the result of the Peanut Corporation of America’s expanded recall on January 28, 2009, for all products manufactured in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007.

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 Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

Rich’s Nutty Sundae Cone is distributed in AL, CA, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, VI, VA, Bahamas, and Barbados in bulk packages of 24, and sold to consumers in a 3 fl. oz., cone-shaped package with UPC 75455-42000 printed on the individual package.

Rich Ice Cream has received no reports of illnesses related to our product to date. No other products manufactured by Rich Ice Cream are involved in this recall.

Because Rich’s Nutty Sundae Cone is typically consumed at the point of sale, it is unlikely that consumers will have the product on hand in their homes. However, if for some reason consumers have the product at home, they are instructed to dispose of it.

For further information, contact Rich Ice Cream at 561-833-7585 between 7:30 and 4:30 EST.

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