May 29, 2002
Kemps Foods Has Recalled Vanilla Ice Cream
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Kemps Foods has recalled
1/2 gallon containers of Hagan Pennsylvania Vanilla Ice Cream because it
contains Peanut Butter Ice Cream. People who have an allergy or severe
sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic
reaction if they consume this product.
The product was distributed in West Virginia, Western Maryland, Eastern
Ohio, and Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, through retail stores.
The product comes in a l/2 gallon seround (oval 1/2 gallon) paper container
that is labeled Pennsylvania Vanilla, but the lid of the container is
labeled Peanut Butter Bender. The product inside the container is Peanut
Butter Bender Ice Cream. The product code is 0952 and is marked on the
bottom of the container.
No illnesses have been reported to date in conjunction with this problem.
The recall was immediately issued after the peanut containing product was
distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.
Investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a packaging error
during the production process that has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return to the place
of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at 1/800-247-6269.