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Kroger Ice Cream May Contain Undeclared Allergen

The Kroger Co., a Cincinnati-based grocery store chain, announced Tuesday that it was recalling its house brand of french vanilla ice cream – sold in 11 states – because the product may contain pecan, a known allergen that is not listed on the label.

The recalled product, labeled as Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream, was sold at Dillons, Gerbes, Baker’s, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s Food and Smith’s stores in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Other Kroger Co. stores, including QFC, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Ralphs and Kroger store brand do not carry the recalled ice cream, noted the company.

The ice cream subject to this recall, “Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream,” is sold in 48 fluid ounce cartons with a “sell by” date of June 12, 2013 under the following UPC Code: 11110 50718.

Kroger has removed the affected items from store shelves and notified customers who may have purchased the product of the recall through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

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