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Local stores pull peanut butter gelato from shelves

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 09 2012 08:00:42 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 09 2012 09:25:33 AM CDT

Giant pulls PB gelato off shelves

Local grocery stores have pulled a gelato product off the shelves because of a possible salmonella contamination.

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets say they have stopped selling 16 ounce Talenti chocolate peanut butter cup gelato.

Giant and Martin's says all sell by dates are affected in the Talenti recall, but they have not received any reports of illnesses.

Talenti said this recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with salmonella.

According to the company, the product was distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between September 2011 and September 2012 and is packaged in clear, plastic One Pint (473ml) containers with UPC code 1 86852 00094 5 printed on the back of the container and "Best By" date range of 3/21/13 through 3/26/14 printed on the bottom of the container.

To date, the company  has not received any reports of illnesses attributed to Talenti  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup gelato and the recall does not include any other flavors.

If you have purchased the product, officials say to throw it away and bring your receipt back for a refund.

Consumers with questions can call Talenti Gelato at 612-455-8104 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.