Boulder Ice Cream issues a voluntary limited recall of certain gelato products and ice creams due to some health concerns. The move was initiated by the company after the Sunland Inc. announced a nationwide recall of certain varieties of Peanuts. Various study reports had shown that certain variety of peanuts produced by Sunland Inc. had Salmonella contamination. The complete news of the recall of Peanuts by Sunland can be found at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website. Due to the ongoing Sunland Inc. nationwide peanut recall, the Ice Cream maker also decided to issue voluntary and limited recall of some variety of the Ice Cream that it manufactures and markets.

According to sources the initiative was taken by Boulder Ice Cream after the company was notified by their contract manufacturer, Fresca Foods, Inc. located in Louisville, CO that Sunland peanuts were and may have been used in the production of certain peanut butter products in the past. The move is a part of precautionary measure to avoid any further incidence of Salmonella Infection among consumers. The company has said that the recall is being conducted in co-operation with the federal agency USFDA. The potentially affected products were distributed nationally to numerous various distributors, outlets and supermarket chains.

The specifics of the affected products are mentioned below:

UPC Product Description Package Size Best by Dates
65388802142 Boulder Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cup 16oz Best By 08-16-13 or earlier
65388807004 Sorano Gelato Chocolate Peanut Butter 16oz Best By 08-10-13 or earlier
65388850103 Boulder Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Gelato 5 L Pan Best By 10-03-12 or earlier
None Boulder Ice Cream – Peanut Butter Cup 2.5 Gal Tub Best By 07-24-12 or earlier
None BoulderIce Cream – Elvis 2.5 Gal Tub 2.5 Gal Tub Best By 07-24-12 or earlier
65388806112 Yoki Bliss – Peanut Butter 4X1 Gal Mfg Date 09-24-12 or earlier

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a micro organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young and elderly people, children and frail and those with compromised 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.

What is Salmonella Infection?

Salmonella infection is a kind of infection caused by specific kind of bacteria called as “Salmonella”. The infection is a food-borne illness and the bacteria can spread it through raw meats, soil, eggs, contaminated food, animal feces and water. The bacteria Salmonella usually affect the intestine of the victim causing various health problems like vomiting and fever. Though most of these health hazards can easily be treated without medical treatment yet people should avoid it simply by not serving any raw meat and taking care of their hygiene.

According to reports from various agencies, Salmonella infection affects about 50,000 people across the United States each year and almost one-third of the total population are kids that are of the age of 4 years and below.

Some symptoms of Salmonella are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • Lethargy
  • Malaise
  • Skin rash
  • Constipation
  • Delirium