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Unilever United States, Inc. Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Breyers Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream Products with Peanuts Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Anita Larsen
201-894-7760

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 4, 2009, Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Breyers Tin Roof Sundae ice cream products because they may contain peanuts that 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 cases, 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.

This voluntary product recall includes:

Product Name and Description:  Breyers Tin Roof Sundae – “Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl & Chocolate Covered Peanuts,” 1.75 QUARTS (1.66 L)
UPC:  77567 26462 (located on the side of the package under the bar code)

Product Name and Description:  Breyers Tin Roof Sundae – “Vanilla Light Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl with Chocolatey Coated Peanuts,” 1.75 QUARTS (1.66 L)
UPC:  77567 26462 (located on the side of the package under the bar code)

The Breyers Tin Roof Sundae products, which were discontinued in August 2008, were sold in 1.75 QUART (1.66 L) paper board containers with various expiration dates.

The products were sold to retail establishments nationwide.

This precautionary action was taken as a result of the recently expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) to include all peanut ingredients produced in its Blakely, Georgia facility.  These Breyers products contained peanuts sourced at the Georgia facility.  None of the recalled Breyers products have been directly linked to the Salmonella outbreak, and there have been no illnesses reported. 

Consumers who have the Breyers Tin Roof Sundae product are asked to discard it and call 1-877-270-7392, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall.  In addition, a consumer services representative is available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

No other retail ice cream packaged Unilever products, including Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike, Popsicle – and other varieties of Breyers – are affected by the PCA recall.

In addition, no other retail packaged Unilever products are affected by this recall.

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