FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2012
Margaret Hart, Communications Coordinator
MDA issues consumer advisory on Peppermint Bon Bon Ice Cream
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, N.D., are advising consumers of an allergy alert on undeclared eggs in Peppermint Bon Bon Ice Cream.
The Cass-Clay Creamery is voluntarily recalling Hornbacher’s Peppermint Bon Bon Light (half gallon/1.89 liter), Schroeder Peppermint Bon Bon (1.75 quart/1.65 liter) and SunnyBrook Peppermint Bon Bon Light (half gallon/1.89 liter) because they may contain undeclared eggs. The recalled products were distributed in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Wisconsin. All code dates for these products are affected.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
MDA officials say that while most of the recalled ice cream product has been taken out of distribution, consumers still may have the product in their freezers and consumers with egg allergies are advised to dispose of the ice cream or return it to the store where it was purchased.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a flavoring containing egg yolks was used as an ingredient in the products, and the ingredient statement on the product package did not reveal the presence of eggs.
No other products produced by Cass-Clay Creamery are affected by this recall.
Consumers are advised to return these products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information is advised to call the Consumer Affairs line at 1-800-441-4269.
Media calls should be referred to Julie King at 651-379-6527.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com