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November 9, 1999

Steese's Ice Cream Company Recalls Multiple Flavors of Ice Cream for Undeclared Allergens

Grove City, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that the Steese's Ice Cream Company is recalling multiple flavors of their ice cream because the products contain undeclared allergens ranging from certain nuts, wheat, eggs and undeclared color additives.  The particular flavors and which undeclared allergens they contain are listed below.

The exact amount of ice cream affected by this recall is not known.  The products are not coded.  All products distributed on or before July 22, 1999 are affected by the recall.  The ice cream was sold only in Pennsylvania.

These recalls were initiated by the company on  July 23, 1999.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.  This recall is considered complete by the FDA.

The following Steese Ice Cream flavors do not bear complete ingredient statements and contain the following undeclared ingredients: a) eggs and wheat; b-e) cashews; f-h) pecans; i) walnuts; j-l) peanuts.

a) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
b) Pistachio Nut Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon containers
c) Rocky Road Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon containers
d) Tin Roof Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
e) Caramel Cashew Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
f) Turtle Sundae Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
g) Butter Pecan Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
h) Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
i) Maple Nut Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
j) Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
k) Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
l) Chocolate Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers.

The following Steese Ice Cream and Sherbet flavors do not bear complete ingredient statements and contain the following undeclared ingredients: a) almonds; b-e) FD&C Yellow No. 5, and FD&C Yellow No. 6; f-g) FD&C Yellow No. 5 and wheat; h) FD&C Yellow No. 5; i-k) FD&C Yellow No. 6.

:a) Butter Almond Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
b) Coconut Cream Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
c) Butterscotch Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
d) Banana Cream Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
e) Bubble Gum Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
f) Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
g) Graham Cracker Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
h) Peppermint Stick Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
i) Sunrise (Orange Sherbet and Vanilla Ice Cream) in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
j) Orange Sherbet in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
k) Orange Pineapple Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers.

The following Steese Ice Cream flavors are misbranded because the labeling lists "nuts" as an ingredient but does not specify which nut is in the product.

a) Black Walnut Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers
b) Butter Pecan Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers
c) Chocolate Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers
d) Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers.

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

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