Alden’s, an ice cream company in Oregon, had to recall their 48 oz. containers of “Peanut Butter ‘n Chip” and their 3 gallon “Cascade Glacier Chocolate Peanut Butter” ice cream flavors due to potentially harmful salmonella from nuts.
Stretching across 19 states, this outbreak has caused companies who work with Sunland Inc. to recall some of their products. Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and Whole Foods are just some of the companies to be on the list.
No news on illnesses being linked to the consumption of the ice cream has been reported yet, but if a person has any of these symptoms, they should consult their doctor.
- Abdominal pain starting 12 to 72 hours after infection (lasting 4-7 days)
Aside from certain ice creams being recalled, brownies, cookies, and energy bars have also been recalled if they were exposed to the nuts that have been contaminated. As of Monday, the CDC has reported 35 peanut-butter related illnesses, in which 8 have led to individuals being hospitalized.
The first recall made by Sunland was issued on September 24th and was later expanded to include other types of nut butters on October 4th. If you have roasted peanuts with a “best-by” date between October 12th 2012 thru April 12th 2013, or if you have raw peanuts with a “best-by” date between October 12th 2012 thru October 12th 2013, you should discard of them immediately.
President and CEO, Jimmie Shearer had this to say “Sunland is dedicating all of its resources to the identification and correction of any conditions which have created the potential for Salmonella contamination in any of our products. We are reviewing every step in our manufacturing process and are confident that the expertise being applied to the investigation will enable Sunland to take any necessary corrective measures and once again produce products that families will enjoy with confidence.”