Select Lots of Espo and Natures Promise Sorbettos Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

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Norfolk, NE – July 17, 2009 – Hiland-Roberts Ice Cream, Norfolk NE is voluntarily recalling sorbet products manufactured for Espo’s Cucina Dolce, Inc. because they contain undeclared milk. The recalled products are pint containers of Espo’s Sorbetto and Nature’s Promise Sorbetto. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Espo’s Sorbetto and Nature’s Promise Sorbetto was distributed nationwide through retail stores. This product can be identified by a pint paper carton under the Espo’s Sorbetto and Nature’s Promise Sorbetto brand name. The sorbets included in this recall are:

Pint Espo Lemon Sorbetto, Distributed by Espo’s Cucina Dolce, Inc, Denver, CO

(UPC 95069 00046) Code Date/Lot # (Feb 18 11 / Lot #49) and (May 12 11 / Lot #132)

Pint Espo Mango Sorbetto, Distributed by Espo’s Cucina Dolce, Inc, Denver CO

(UPC 95069 00052) Code Date/Lot # (March 11 11 / Lot #70) and (July 1 11 / Lot #182)

Pint Espo Raspberry Sorbetto, Distributed by Espo’s Cucina Dolce, Inc, Denver CO

(UPC 95069 00056) Code Date/Lot # (March 11 11 / Lot #70)

Pint Natures Promise Lemon Sorbetto, Distributed by Foodhold USA LLC, Landover, MD

(UPC 88267 08968) Code Date/Lot # (May 8 11 / Lot #128) and (June 13 11 / Lot #164)

Pint Natures Promise Strawberry Sorbetto, Distributed by Foodhold USA LLC, Landover, MD

(UPC 88267 08970) Code Date/Lot # (May 8 11 / Lot #128)

No other sorbet products are involved in this recall.

The recall was initiated after a consumer called inquiring whether there was milk in the product. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Hiland-Roberts is notifying direct customers by phone and/or in writing of the recalled products that may contain trace amounts of milk. Consumers with recalled products may either discard them or return them to the store of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hiland-Roberts Ice Cream at 1-800-373-6455 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST). Consumers may also visit the FDA website at www.fda.gov for an updated list of products being recalled because of this problem.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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