Wegmans recalls ice cream in salmonella scare

January 20, 2009 10:14:01 AM PST
Supermarket chain Wegmans is recalling ice cream containing peanut butter as the government investigates a salmonella outbreak that has killed at least six people around the nation. With 72 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland, Wegmans is part of a growing list of food companies and retailers pulling items with peanut butter.

Perry's Ice Cream Co. of Akron, N.Y., is among those recently issuing recalls.

The outbreak has been traced to a Georgia plant that makes peanut butter and peanut paste.

The government has advised consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods containing peanut butter. Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe.