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Mooresville Ice Cream Co. Conducts Carolinas Recall of Half Gallon and Three Gallon Containers of 'Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight' Flavor of DeLuxe Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Mooresville, NC (12 February 2009) ‑‑ Mooresville Ice Cream Co. is voluntarily recalling Half Gallon and Three Gallon containers of 'Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight' flavor of DeLuxe Ice Cream. This recall was initiated because the affected products contain peanut ingredients supplied by Peanut Corporation of America which may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in 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.
Mooresville Ice Cream Co. has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected products. No other Mooresville Ice Cream Co. or DeLuxe Ice Cream products are involved in this recall.
The recall involves approximately 360 half gallons and 70 three-gallon cans of the affected product, which was distributed in North Carolina and South Carolina in numerous retail supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, and food service facilities. All venues are within 120 miles of Mooresville, NC (30 miles north of Charlotte) and no such products have been shipped outside of the retail channels.
This recall involves only the Half Gallon and Three Gallon containers of 'Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight' flavor of DeLuxe Ice Cream. The recalled products have mix codes of “07-067” or “09-080” or “01-001” stamped in purple ink on the bottoms of the containers, and the half gallons display a UPC of 75295-00010 on their lids. Other flavors of half gallons share the same UPC, but only the flavor of 'Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight' is suspect. No other Mooresville Ice Cream Co. or DeLuxe Brand products are involved in this recall.
Mooresville Ice Cream Co. has ceased distribution of the affected products and is actively removing these products from retail venues. Retailers who have these product should remove the products from their shelves and product displays and hold same for return credit. Consumers who have this product should not consume it. They should discard it and may return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 704-664-5456.
The Food & Drug Administration has been notified of this voluntary recall.