BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Kleinpeter Farms Dairy will not resume production of its ice cream, which was suspended in Dec. 2014.
"In recent months, we've achieved some goals that are very important to us. We've been certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute, the globally recognized authority on food safety and quality. We've made major investments in facility upgrades to ensure that our products are of the highest quality. We've decided it makes sense to concentrate our efforts on our core dairy products, where we are market leaders," said Kenneth P. Kleinpeter, Sr., General Manager, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy.
The company ceased production of ice cream in December but continued distributing it. Stores that sell the ice cream are being notified this week. Any ice cream that is not sold by March 1 will be collected and credited to the stores' accounts.
Kleinpeter said the current ice cream production facility is being turned into refrigeration space. The four ice cream trucks will be turned into milk delivery trucks and those drivers offered positions delivering milk.