FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 5, 2012 – Talenti Gelato is recalling Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella 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.
The product was distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between September 2011 and September 2012 and is packaged in clear, plastic One Pint (473ml) containers with UPC code 1 86852 00094 5 printed on the back of the container and “Best By” date range of 3/21/13 through 3/26/14 printed on the bottom of the container.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses attributed to Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato and the recall does not include any other flavors. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 612-455-8104, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Standard Time.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. (www.fda.gov).