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10/18/2012

Connecticut Ice Cream Manufacturer Voluntarily Recalls Some Ice Cream Possibly Linked to National Peanut Recall

Buck's Ice Cream Recalls "Iskream" Peanut Butter & Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream

HARTFORD, October 18 -- The Department of Consumer Protection Food and Standards Division is working with Buck's Ice Cream of Milford on a voluntary recall of all lot codes of Iskream brand Peanut Butter & Jelly No Sugar Added ice cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The company decided on the voluntary recall as the result of the expanded, nationwide recall of Sunland Inc. peanut butter, nut butters and peanut products due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased Iskream brand Peanut Butter & Jelly No Sugar Added ice cream are urged not to eat it and to return it to the store where purchased for a full refund, or contact Iskream directly for refund information at www.iskream.com.

The product was distributed to retailers between March 1, 2012 and October 17, 2012, packaged in ice cream pint containers under the Iskream brand, and labeled “Reduced Fat No Sugar Added Peanut Butter and Jelly.”  The UPC code is 858452020554.  Pints could also be packaged in white corrugated cases containing 8 pints per case.  Each case has a label identifying the product as Iskream Peanut Butter and Jelly, with the UPC code printed on a label wrapped around one corner of the box. 

No illnesses from the ice cream have been reported to date.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those 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. Persons experiencing severe symptoms should see their physician.

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