Conn. firm recalls ice cream over salmonella fear
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut ice cream company says it’s recalling a peanut butter and jelly product because it could be contaminated with salmonella.
Milford-based Buck’s Ice Cream says the recall involves Iskream Inc. brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream. It says the decision was made because of an expanded recall of nut products by the Sunland Inc. organic peanut processing plant.
The Sunland plant in New Mexico was shut after salmonella was found in Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Thirty-five illnesses in 19 states have been linked to the product.
Salmonella can cause sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people often experience fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
No illnesses linked to the Connecticut ice cream have been reported.