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Bliss Bros. Dairy, Inc. Recalls Ice Cream Products Because of Possible Health Risk


Bliss Bros. Dairy, Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 23, 2009 -- Bliss Bros. Dairy, Inc. of Attleboro, MA is recalling ½ gallons and 3 gallons of Witch’s Brew ice cream and 3 gallons of JJ Lawsen brand Snikkers ice cream because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

  • Bliss Brothers Dairy Witch’s Brew Ice Cream packaged in half gallon and 3 gallon with 8252 & 8273
  • JJ Lawson Brand Snikkers Ice Cream packaged in 3 gallon with lot codes 8109, 8147 & 8218

Product was distributed in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine through scoop shops, retail stores and home delivery.  Witch’s Brew product is packaged in 3 gallon round paper containers and Bliss ½ gallon paper containers.  JJ Lawsen Snikkers ice cream is packaged in 3 gallon round paper containers.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This action is a result of the recall from our supplier of an ingredient that used Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) peanut products. PCA recalled all peanut products manufactured in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007.

Consumers who have purchased either of these products should not consume it. They should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-622-8789.


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