Ben & Jerry’s has issued an urgent recall on one of its Pint Slices due to a possible peanut contamination.
It seems a packaging mishap has led to the sudden ice cream recall. According to Ben & Jerry’s, certain boxes of its Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices may also inadvertently contain pieces of the Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. And although each of the Pint Slices come with individual wrappers, the ingredient peanut butter is not declared on the outer product packaging. “Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product,” the company explained. It was consumer reports that ended up alerting Ben & Jerry’s to the problem.
According to Ben & Jerry’s, the current recall only concerns a “limited number of boxes” of the product. The affected products are sold in a paperboard box. Each contains nine fL oz (266 mL) of the product, which is equivalent to three individually wrapped ice cream slices. Moreover, the UPC code of the affected batch of products is 076840657940. It also has the lot number AUG1218LT2 displayed on the box. Meanwhile, the best by date of the affected products is AUG1218LT2.
The affected Ben & Jerry’s Pint Slices had been manufactured in the U.S. They had been distributed nationwide and had been made available to customers via various retail stores. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), none of the affect products had been shipped outside the country. Moreover, the FDA also emphasized that there no other Ben & Jerry’s products affected by the recall.
Customers can call for a replacement coupon.
Customers who purchased the affected products are being instructed to immediately discontinue their consumption. Moreover, they should keep the outer box and call 877-270-7397 where they can request for a replacement coupon. The number is reportedly operational 24 hours a day. Meanwhile, a consumer services representative will be available to receive calls between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM EDT.
According to Ben & Jerry’s, there have been no allergies reported as a result of the recalled ice cream.