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Smith Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall on SMITH'S and Ruggles Brand Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream and Acme brand Peanut Butter Twist Ice Cream

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith Dairy Products Company announced a voluntary recall on SMITH'S Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream, Acme Peanut Butter Twist ice cream, and Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie ice cream.  The recall notification was initiated by Pecan Deluxe, the company that manufactures the peanut butter candy pieces in the products.

The products in question are:




SMITH'S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (1.75 Qt)      

70424 08139

060-10 through 155-12

SMITH'S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (Half Gal)     

70424 08139

060-10 through 155-12

Acme Peanut Butter Twist Ice Cream (Half Gal)           

29313 46110

03/01/10 through 06/03/12

Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (3 Gal)     

70424 08607

060-10 through 155-12

Ruggles Peanut Butter Brownie Crunch (3 Gal)            

70424 08639

060-10 through 155-12

All lots and codes are being recalled.  Product was distributed in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Michigan.

The voluntary recall is a result of the Food and Drug Administration's expanded investigation concerning Salmonella* contamination in peanut butter products produced by Sunland, Inc.  Our supplier of the peanut butter candy pieces used in these flavors, Pecan Deluxe, sources their peanut butter from Sunland, Inc. There have been no reported illnesses related to the SMITH'S, Ruggles or Acme products.

Smith Dairy has a comprehensive food safety program in place to provide the highest quality products available and will continue to monitor the situation.

Smith Dairy is notifying customers by phone and in writing of the recall.  Consumers with product listed above should return the package to place of purchase for a refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-776-7076.

*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.

SOURCE Smith Dairy Products Company