A flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has been recalled because of a packaging defect on the product which lacks an allergen advisory statement for peanuts and tree nuts on the label, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Unilever, the maker of the ice cream, has recalled pint-sized containers of its Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies & a Chocolate Nougat Swirl because they are missing the following advisory statement, “Allergy Information: Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.” Consumers with nut allergies or severe sensitivity to tree nuts or peanuts could face potentially serious or deadly allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The have been no illnesses reported as a result of the defect as of right now.
If you own Chocolate Nougat Crunch pints and don’t wish to eat it because of an allergy to peanuts or tree nuts, you are advised to discard the product from the container, wash out the container thoroughly, cut out and keep the UPC on the side of the container and contact 877-270-7397 for a free replacement coupon.
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