Ben & Jerry’s has issued a limited recall of its iconic “Chunky Monkey” ice cream and Coconut Seven Layer Bar after finding nuts in the ingredients that weren’t declared on the packages or allergy information list.
Its parent company, Unilever, announced the recall Wednesday through the US Food and Drug Administration.
Tree nuts — including almonds, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts — were said to have been found during the ice cream’s “production operation.”
“Both affected products include a ‘Contains Walnuts’ and a ‘May contain other tree nuts’ label on the back of the pack,” Unilever said in its announcement. “Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products.”
The affected Chunky Monkey pints were distributed nationwide through retail stores. The Seven Layer Bars were sold in bulk at wholesale and scoop shops.
“Unilever has not received any reports of illness associated with this product,” the company said, adding that it was “voluntarily recalling” some of the products “out of an abundance of caution.”
“Unilever’s ongoing investigation shows that the issue stemmed from an error from one of its nut suppliers. The situation has been remediated.”
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