Belfonte Recalls Ice Cream Over Health Risk

Affects c-stores in Mo., Kansas, Okla., Ark.; related to Sunland nut recall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy Foods Co.--due to Sunland Inc.'s expanded voluntary recall of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products--has initiated a recall of ice cream containing peanut butter produced at its Kansas City, Mo., plant because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The products included in this recall are:

  • Belfonte Home Run Sundae in 56-ounce rectangular carton with UPC 83057-91023 and best used by date on container sidewall: 04/08/2011, 05/07/2011, 06/03/2011, 06/08/2012, 03/13/2014, 04/26/2014, 06/21/2014, 07/27/2014.
  • Belfonte Mama's Choice Reverse Peanut Butter Pie in 56-ounce rounded square container, with UPC 83057-17033 and best used by date on container lid: 07/15/2011, 10/02/2011, 12/02/2011, 02/09/2012, 04/06/2012, 06/02/2012.

This ice cream is sold between April 2010 and October 2012 in retail and convenience stores in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

There have been no reported illnesses related to our products to date, the company said.

Sunland notified Belfonte's peanut butter blend supplier that the products they had received have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

Belfonte said that it has switched to a different peanut butter blend supplier on October 9 and any lots not listed above are not under recall. The company uses dedicated production lines.

"We will work closely with the FDA in their ongoing investigation of the potentially contaminated peanuts and peanut products," the company said.

Belfonte is notifying direct customers by phone and in writing of the recalled products It is advising consumers with recalled products to either discard them or return them to the store of purchase for a refund.