Unilever has issued a limited voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints and Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar, which may include nuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list.
The company said the ice cream may contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts. People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the ice cream products.
Unilever said the recall was initiated after an undeclared nut was found during production. The company said it has not received any reports of illness associated with the product.
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An investigation conducted by Unilever found that the issue stemmed from an error by one of its nut suppliers. The situation has since been remediated.
The products were sold nationwide. The affected Chunky Monkey pints were sold with a UPC number of 0 76840 10035 4 and best by dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2 and AUG3020BH2. The affected Coconut Seven Layer Bar product was sold in a 2.4-gallon tubs with a UPC number of 0 76840 10424 6 and best by date of SEP1520BJ4. No other Ben & Jerry's products are affected by the recall.
Consumers who have purchased containers of the above products with the affected UPC and date codes are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer container and call 833-236-1237 at any time of day for further information.
Additional information can be found on the Ben & Jerry's website.
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