February 6, 2009
Junior’s Cheesecake & Desserts Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (M18011)
Batch No. 0278 and Batch No. 0218, UPC #748924608604
Junior’s Cheesecake & Desserts of Brooklyn, New York is recalling the 8” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cheesecake sold exclusively through QVC, as a precautionary measure because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This action is a result of the PCA expanded recall of January 28, 2009 for all products manufactured in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007.
The recalled cheesecakes contain Peanut Butter supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America. There are no reported illnesses associated with this 8” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes, which were sold through QVC.
Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Included in the recall is:
8” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cheesecake (M18011)
UPC code: 748924608604
Batch No. 0278 and Batch No. 0218
Other lots are not involved.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected 8” Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake are advised not to consume these items and have already been notified by QVC and have received a full refund. If QVC customers have any questions about their refund they may contact QVC Customer Service at 1-800-367-9444, between the hours of 7a.m. and 1 a.m. ET, seven days a week.
If consumers have any questions about the recall, please contact Junior’s at (718) 852-5257 x32.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.