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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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House Of Flavors Recalls Ice Cream Sold In The Northeast U.S. Due To Possible Health Risk Related To Expanded Recall By Setton Pistachio Of Terra Bella, Inc.

 

Contact:
Tom Watkins
231-845-7369 x 2229

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Ludington, MI -- (April 10, 2009) – House of Flavors Ice Cream Company has announced a voluntary recall of select ice cream products made with pistachio nuts that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary recall is a result of the recent expansion of the Setton Farms pistachio nut recall. 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 following ice cream products are sold at retail and through food service accounts in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and are now being voluntarily recalled:

UPC Code

Item

Size

Code Dates

77619-50679

LaSalle Brand Pistachio

Ice Cream $1.99

Pint

08285
08295
08304
09003

85683-13144

LaSalle Brand Pistachio

Ice Cream $2.49

Pint

08340
09034

72586-92520

Sedutto Brand Pistachio Ice Cream

2.5 Gallon

08329

No other House of Flavors products are impacted by the recall as they do not contain any recalled pistachio products produced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. House of Flavors has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. Although none of House of Flavors products has been associated with any consumer illness complaints, the company is voluntarily removing all potentially impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Food service accounts who have purchased recalled products in 2.5 gallon containers should return them to the distributor where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact House of Flavors consumer affairs at 1-800-930-7740 x 2229, M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov

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