Country Maid Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Classic Breaks® Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health Risk
Country Maid, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- WEST BEND, Iowa, January 20, 2009 – Country Maid Inc, is voluntarily recalling its 2 pound packages of Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough because the peanut butter used to make the cookie dough was supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or 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 recalled Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough was distributed nationwide through fundraising groups. Distribution to fundraising dealers occurred October 6, 2008 through January 9, 2009.
The product comes in a 2 pound rectangular-shaped package with a white wrapper. Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough products with the following lot numbers marked on the side are included in the recall:
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the cookie dough.
No other Country Maid or Classic Breaks products or flavors are included in this recall.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should either destroy the product or contact Country Maid for a refund at 1-888-460-6904. Details also can be found at www.classic-breaks.com.
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