Salmonella fears prompt Rich Products Corp to recall products containing Sunland peanuts
The nationwide recall involving peanut products made by New Mexico-based Sunland, Inc. was expanded this week to include two products made by Rich Products Corporation (“Rich’s”): Jon Donaire® brand Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake and TCBY® Peanut Buttery Fudge Deep Dish Frozen Yogurt Pie.
“Rich’s Quality Assurance Team has determined that the two products contain ingredients sourced from a supplier using Sunland, Inc. peanuts in the production of certain lots of the products and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,” the company said in a statement. “Specifically, the peanut butter ribbon provided by our supplier contains peanuts sourced from Sunland, Inc.”
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious illness in anyone who consumes food contaminated with the organism. Those infected typically experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping and pain. Salmonella infections can be fatal to young children, the elderly, and anyone with a weak or compromised immune system. In some cases, Salmonella can enter the bloodstream, causing more serious complications, including arterial infections/aneurysms, endocarditis (heart inflammation), and arthritis.
“Rich’s has not received any reports of illness connected with this product and has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure,” the company said.
Sunland originally recalled certain peanut and almond products on September 24. The company expanded its recall on October 4 to include all products manufactured in its peanut butter plant after March 1, 2010.
U.S. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the Rich’s Product Helpline at 1-800-356-7094 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.
Recalled product information:
Jon Donaire® Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake (Product Code: 62683); UPC code 049800626836; date of manufacture 03-31-2010 through 07-06-2012
TCBY® Peanut Buttery Fudge Deep Dish Frozen Yogurt Pie (Product Code: 02772): No UPC code; product is sold by the case exclusively to TCBY stores; date of manufacture 03-31-2010 through 07-31-2012