Unilever, the maker of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, is recalling it’s pint containers of Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream, Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies & a Chocolate Nougat Swirl. The reason for the recall is a potential undeclared allergen that’s missing from the label.
According to the press release, there should be an allergen statement on the label that reads “Allergy Information: Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.”
The allergen statement should appear at the bottom of the ingredients list but does not on the recalled products.
Here is the product information for the recalled items:
Pint containers with a UPC of 7684020899, and date codes: JUL1113BJ1, JUL1213BJ1, AUG0113BJ1, AUG0213BJ1, AUG2313BJ1, AUG2413BJ1, AUG2513BJ1, SEP2013BJ1, SEP2113BJ1, OCT2313BJ1. The date code can be found on the bottom of the pint.
None of the affected products have been sold outside the US, however, they were all shipped nationwide via several retail stores.
Individuals with allergies to peanuts or tree nuts (chestnuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts and cashews) run the risk of severe allergic reactions if they consume these products.
For more information on the recall, contact consumer relations at 877-270-7397.
Original Press Release: FDA.gov.