According to a story in the Bellingham (WA) Herald, Edaleen Dairy is recalling two ice creams because both contain peanut products possibly contaminated with salmonella.
Edaleen’s Tin Roof Sundae and Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Ice Cream – in 1.75 quart cartons, 1.5 gallon tubs and 3 gallon tubs – with a manufacture date between Oct. 1, 2007, and May 8, 2009, are recalled. The manufacture dates are listed at the bottom of the carton.
Mitch Moorlag, co-owner of Edaleen Dairy and the ice cream manager said the company did not buy directly from Peanut Corporation but through a food supplier that recently added its ingredients to the recall list.
Again, we see how important the ability to quickly and accurately conducted full product traceback is. We may never know for sure if these products caused any illness (only a fraction of Salmonella illnesses are ever confirmed and reported). Still, this ice cream was made with recalled product, and was on the shelves months after the outbreak was recognized and reported.