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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Wells' Dairy Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall to Include Select Blue Bunny®, Great Value™, Hy-Vee®, Sysco®, Fastco®, Shurfresh®, and Country Rich® Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Wells' Dairy, Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Le Mars, Iowa (February 23, 2009) In response to the ongoing investigations of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and its Texas facility, Wells' Dairy, Inc., is expanding its recall and response to include a recall of select Blue Bunny, Great Value, Hy-Vee, Sysco, Fastco, Shurfresh, and Country Rich 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 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.

The expanded product recall includes SELECT PRODUCTS WITH “BEST USED BY” DATES PRIOR TO 2/4/2010 (ALL LOT NUMBERS). 

Expanded product listing includes:

Blue Bunny Hot Fudge Sundae original packaged ice cream square paperboard package 1.75 quarts. UPC 70640 05056

Blue Bunny Caramel Lovers Champ Cone 2 Dozen UPC 70640 40075

Blue Bunny Vanilla Champ Cone 2 Dozen UPC 70640 40072

Blue Bunny Big Dipper Vanilla Cone 2 Dozen UPC 70640 40110

Blue Bunny Champ Variety Pack 2 Dozen
Vanilla UPC 70640 40072
Hot Fudge UPC 70640 40073
Caramel Lovers UPC 70640 40075

Blue Bunny Vanilla Nutty Sundae Cone 2 Dozen UPC 70640 63007

Blue Bunny Classic Vanilla Sundae Cone 8-Pack UPC 70640 63023

Blue Bunny Caramel Lovers Champ Cone 6-Pack UPC 70640 40080

Blue Bunny Vanilla Champ Cone 6-Pack UPC 70640 40074

Blue Bunny Champ Cone Variety Pack 6-Pack UPC 70640 40076

Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Vanilla Sundae Cone 6-Pack UPC 70640 63021

Blue Bunny Light Cone Variety Pack 6-Pack UPC 70640 30112

Sysco Cool N' Classy Sundae Cone 2 Dozen UPC 74865 46248

Great Value Nutty Caramel Cone 6-Pack UPC 05388 18855

Great Value Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Sundae Cone 8-Pack UPC 78742 14223

Fastco Vanilla Sundae Cone 6-Pack UPC 21333 99237

Hy-Vee Sundae Cone 6-Pack UPC 75450 06150

Hy-Vee Variety Pack Cone 6-Pack UPC 75450 06151

Shurfresh Sundae Cone 6-Pack UPC 11161 45053

Country Rich Vanilla Cone 6-Pack UPC 70640 30086

The products were sold at retail and foodservice outlets nationwide.

PCA is no longer a supplier of any product for Wells' Dairy.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact Wells' Dairy consumer affairs at 1-800-331-0830.


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