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Updated Press Release: Lezza Blue Raspberry Italian Ice Recalled

 

Contact:
Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc.
1-866-233-2788

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 6, 2008 -- Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc., Manitowoc, Wisconsin announced on Friday, May 2nd 2008 a recall on one lot code of Lezza Blue Raspberry Italian Ice because, it may contain milk allergen protein that is not listed in the product’s ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may experience a potentially serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product is in round plastic pint containers with a lot code of 2116. Blue Raspberry is the flavor of the product.

The product was distributed to retail outlets in Illinois, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, Kansas, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Minnesota during 2006 and 2007.

There is no health risk for consumers who are not allergic to milk.

No other Lezza Italian Ice products are included in this recall. The product is flavored frozen water ice and must be kept frozen.

There is one reported allergic reaction attributed to this product. After customer reported allergic reaction, product in customer’s possession was retrieved and sent to independent lab for analysis. Unopened product was also sent to independent lab for testing. Decision for recall was reached after lab tests were completed. Only one complaint was filed about lot code 2116.

Concerned consumers are encouraged to return any affected product to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc. at 1-866-233-2788.

 

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