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