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Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores Announces Voluntary Recall of its Premium Ice Cream Flavor "Peanut Butter Pretzel" Following Expanded FDA Investigation of Peanut Corporation of America

Contact:
Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
800-327-6455

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Tuttle, OK--February 3, 2009—Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores is voluntarily recalling one flavor of Premium Ice Cream - Peanut Butter Pretzel - because it may contain peanut ingredients that have been voluntarily recalled by one of our suppliers, Pecan Deluxe Candy Company. This recall is due to the expanded investigation of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the current focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). In January, the FDA expanded its investigation to include all peanuts processed by the PCA at its plant in Blakely, GA., since January 1, 2007. This includes dry and oil-roasted peanuts, granulated peanuts and peanut meal, in addition to peanut butter and peanut paste, which was the initial focus of the investigation.

Salmonella is an organism that 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 voluntary recall of Braum’s Premium Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream includes half gallons, three pint cartons and 3 ½ gallon squares:

  • Premium Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream - Half Gallon Carton (UPC Code 400000001098)
  • Premium Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream - Three Pint Carton (UPC Code 400000021096)
  • Premium Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream - 3 ½ Gallon Squares (No UPC Code-Not Sold Retail)

This recall does not include any other flavors of Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, or Sherbet produced and sold by Braum’s. Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Consumers who have purchased Braum’s Premium Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream may return it to any Braum’s store for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact Braum’s Customer Service at 800-327-6455. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician.

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