Unilever is voluntarily recalling pints of its Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream because the container is missing a statement warning that the product was manufactured on equipment also used to process peanuts and tree nuts.
The product normally bears the following warning at the end of its ingredient list: “Allergy Information: Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.” After it was discovered that the phrase had been accidentally omitted from labels on certain containers of the ice cream, a recall was initiated.
The product subject to recall is called “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies & a Chocolate Nougat Swirl.” It was sold in pint containers bearing UPC 7684020899 and date codes JUL1113BJ1, AUG0113BJ1, AUG2313BJ1, SEP2013BJ1, SEP2113BJ1, OCT2313BJ1. The date code is located on the bottom of the pint.
The product was manufactured in the U.S. and distributed to retail stores nationwide. No other Ben & Jerry’s products are affected by this recall, including bulk (2.4) gallon containers of the same product served at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop locations.
Consumers who have purchased the affected product are requested to discard it, rinse out the container, cut out the UPC code on the side of the pint, and call 877-270-7397 (available 24 hours a day seven days a week) to obtain a replacement coupon.
Customer service representatives are available between 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EDT Monday through Friday.
Customers can also visit www.benjerry.com for more information.
Peanuts and tree nuts, including chestnuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts and cashews can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening reactions in people with allergies to these foods.© Food Safety News