Unilever issues allergy alert for tubs of Breyers ice creamUnilever issues allergy alert for tubs of Breyers ice cream
March 11, 2015
Unilever United States, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling a limited numberof tubs of BreyersÂ® ice cream because it was mispackaged and may containundeclared wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat runthe risk of allergic reaction if they consume this product.
On a limited number of tubs, the lid describes the productas "BreyersÂ® All Natural Cookies & Cream" ice cream, and the tub portion ofthe package describes the product as "BreyersÂ® All Natural Mint Chocolate Chip"ice cream. The product inside of the tub is "All Natural Cookies & Cream." Theingredient statement on the tub does not declare wheat, which is an ingredientof the Cookies & Cream product.
The mispackaged ice cream product was distributed in Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland,New Jersey, New York,Ohio, Pennsylvania,Puerto Rico, South Carolina,Tennessee, Trinidad and Virginia through retail stores in theselocations and adjoining areas. The affected product is being recalled fromconsumers and retailer store shelves, back rooms and warehouses.
The affected mispackaged product was distributed in1.5-quart (1.41L) paperboard tubs marked with UPC # 077567254245 located on theside of the tub and in combination with "Best If Used By" dates of FEB1711GH,FEB1811GH and FEB1911GH located on the bottom of the tub.
The allergy alert and recall relates only to the abovementioned mispackaged BreyersÂ® ice cream. No other BreyersÂ® ice cream productsare affected.
No adverse reactions have been reported to date. In additionto working in cooperation with the FDA, the company is also issuing an alertthrough the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.
The recall was initiated after the company received a fewconsumer complaints about the mispackaged product. It was determined thatproduct containing wheat was distributed in packaging that did not reveal thepresence of wheat in the ingredient list on the tub.
SOURCE: Unilever United States, Inc.
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