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House of Flavors, Inc. Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Butter in Shurfine Brand Butterscotch Twirl Ice Cream

Contact:
Tom Watkins
1-800-930-7740 ext. 229

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Ludington, MI -- August 30, 2005 -- House of Flavors, Inc. of Ludington, Michigan is recalling Lot CB L1 H26-426 05215 of Shurfine brand Butterscotch Twirl 1/2 Gallon Ice Cream, because it contains undeclared peanut butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product label states "Distributed by Western Family Foods, Inc., P.O. Box 4057, Portland, OR 97208" This lot of ice cream was distributed by Associated Wholesalers, Inc., Robesonia, PA and was delivered by them to retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The ice cream is packaged in l/2 gallon rectangular paperboard containers and only lot CB L1 H26-426 05215 of Shurfine brand Butterscotch Twirl is affected.

To date no illnesses have been reported.

The recall was initiated after a consumer reported that the product contained peanut butter and that the packaging did not reveal the presence of peanut butter. Subsequent investigation indicates a packaging mix-up. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the ice cream are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-930-7740 x 229.

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