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Galliker Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Rocky Road Ice Cream and Sundae Nut Cones Because of Possible Health Risk
George G. Pisula
Phone: 814-266-8702 Ext. 239
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Johnstown, Pennsylvania (January 30, 2009) – The Galliker Dairy Co. is voluntarily recalling all three-gallon containers of Galliker-brand Rocky Road ice cream and Galliker-brand Sundae Nut Cones sold to foodservice and retail outlets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The Rocky Road ice cream is packaged in three-gallon paperboard containers with a paper lid. Products with code dates (lot numbers) of 008-08, 086-08, and 176-08 are being recalled. These lot numbers are printed on the package labels that are found on the lid and sidewall of each container. No UPC is contained on the package.
The Sundae Cones are individually wrapped and distributed in a 24-pack paperboard box. Products with codes dates prior to 01/29/10 are involved. These code dates are printed on the outside of the paperboard box. No UPC is contained on either the box or the cones package.
No other Galliker Dairy products are impacted by the recall.
The Company initiated the voluntary recall in response to an expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA's expanded recall now includes all peanuts and peanut-related products from PCA's Blakely, Georgia, plant from January 2007 to present. The FDA is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella targeted at PCA's Blakely plant.
Galliker Dairy has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. However, it is taking precautionary steps, including calling all customers who have purchased the product during 2008 - 09 and removing the impacted product from our storage inventory and distribution system.
The Galliker Dairy Company takes pride in its quality and food safety initiatives. Keeping the health and safety of our consumers as our main concern, we are now taking this precautionary measure.
Any outlet that has purchased the recalled products should stop serving the ice cream and call the dairy for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact Galliker Dairy's Quality Assurance Department at 1-800-477-6455 Ext. 239.
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.