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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy Foods Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Ice Cream Due to Possible Health Risk


Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy Foods Company
1511 Brooklyn Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64127
Tel: 816-231-2000


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 9, 2012 – Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company, due to Sunland, Inc’s expanded voluntary recall of Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products, has initiated a recall of a peanut butter containing ice cream produced at our Kansas City, MO plant 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.

The products included in this recall are:

ITEMUPCBest Used By Date:
Belfonte 56oz Rectangular Carton,
Home Run Sundae,
Look for Best Used By Date on Container Sidewall
Belfonte56oz Rounded Square Container,
Mama’s Choice Reverse Peanut Butter Pie,
Look  for Best Used By Date on Container Lid



This ice cream is sold between April 2010 and October 2012 in retail and convenience stores in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

There have been no reported illnesses related to our products to date.

Sunland, Inc. notified our peanut butter blend supplier, that the products they had received have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  This peanut butter blend has been used to manufacture ice cream by Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company.  Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company has switched to a different peanut butter blend supplier on October 09, 2012 and any lots not listed above are not under recall.  Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company uses dedicated production lines and has a long history of making safe and delicious products.  We will work closely with the FDA in their on-going investigation of the potentially contaminated peanuts and peanut products.

Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company is notifying direct customers by phone and/or in writing of the recalled products that contains Sunland, Inc.’s peanut butters.  Consumers with recalled products may either discard them or return them to the store of purchase for a refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods at 816-231-2000, Monday through Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm.  Consumers may also visit the FDA website with the following link for an updated list of recalled products.




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