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Arya Ice Cream Dist. Co., Inc. Recalls California Dream Nut Sundae Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Ali Pakravan
Tel: (323) 234-2994

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Los Angeles, CA (March 25, 2009) – Arya Ice Cream Dist. Co. of Los Angeles, CA is recalling their California Dream Nut Sundae Ice Cream product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America's Plainview, Texas facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

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.

The affected items were labeled as California Dream King Size Nut Sundae On A Stick 5 FL. OZ. and marked with the expiration date of February 9th, 2009 or January 21, 2010. The products were distributed through wholesalers and direct customer sales in the Southern California.

No known illnesses or complaints have ever been reported to date in connection with any of the California Dream King Size Nut Sundae products.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, or return to Arya Ice Cream for credit and/or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-571-5230.

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