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September 12, 2001

Garelick Farms Recalls Mint Cookie ice cream

Boston, Ma. (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Garelick Farms of Massachusetts is voluntarily recalling one-half gallon round containers of Garelick Farms Mint Cookie ice cream. This product may contain peanuts or pieces of peanuts. Individuals with allergies to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product. Garelick Farms initiated the recall after one peanut was discovered in a bag of cookie crunch, which is blended into the mint ice cream. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the FDA.

The ice cream was manufactured by Brigham?s Ice Cream Company at its plant located in Arlington, Massachusetts and was packaged under the Garelick
Farms label. The product may have been distributed in stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

The product comes in round half-gallon containers of Garelick Farms Mint Cookie ice cream (UPC 30255-66116), which are marked with a code date of ?072402.? The company believes 1,000 of the half-gallon containers of the ice cream from the production run were distributed to stores. Delivery truck drivers, distributors, and stores have been alerted and recovery of the product is already underway.

Consumers with half-gallon round containers of Garelick Farms Mint Cookie ice cream marked with the affected code date are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact a Garelick Farms representative at its Customer Service Hotline (800) 487-8700, ext. 362.

Gus Peters, Vice President of Quality Assurance at Garelick Farms, stated, ?As a food company that has been a part of the community for over 70 years, our consumers are our first concern. Brigham?s Ice Cream Company shares this concern. Garelick Farms has been and continues to be cooperating fully with the appropriate federal and state regulatory agencies with this voluntary recall.?

 Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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