FEBRUARY 2, 2009–HOLLAND, MI–Hudsonville Ice Cream today voluntarily recalled the 64-oz. containers of its Candy Bar Whirl Ice Cream (UPC# 70438 10250 8), which is available in Michigan grocers such as Meijer, Family Fare, D&W, Harding’s Market, L&L Food centers, and others.
This product contains pieces of candy bars that contain nuts that were processed in the Blakeley, GA plant of Peanut Corp. of America, which has just announced an expansion of a voluntary recall covering all peanut products processed in its plant since Jan. 1, 2007. Peanut Corp. of America is currently the focus of an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning recent Salmonella outbreaks initially associated with its peanut paste.
Hudsonville Ice Cream has not received any cases of reported illnesses related to this product. The recall did not affect any other flavors of Hudsonville Ice cream.
Hudsonville Ice Cream became aware of this issue today. As the FDA investigation of Peanut Corp. has progressed, additional products have been added to the recall. After Hudsonville Ice Cream received notification from its supplier, the company took immediately action, contacting customers and asking that they remove the product from their shelves. It is also putting a notification on its web site.
Consumers who have purchased Candy Bar Whirl are being instructed to return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.
Consumers with questions or concern should contact Hudsonville Ice Cream at (616) 546-4005.
Source: Hudsonville Ice Cream