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Ben and Jerry's Recall: Oh Nuts, Wrong Product and Mislabeled

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:21 AM

Ben & Jerry's has recalled boxes of Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices not only because they may contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Slices instead, but also because the boxes incorrectly containing the peanut butter treats don't have nuts listed on the label.

"Although the slices were individually wrapped and identified as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices, the ingredient peanut butter (containing the known allergen peanut), is undeclared on the outer product packaging," said the Ben & Jerry's website. "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 voluntary recall affects the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices sold in a paperboard box with the UPC code of 076840657940 best by date AUG1218LT2 and lot number of AUG1218LT2.

The product was sold to retailers nationwide. Consumers with the recalled boxes are asked to retain the outer box and call 877-270-7397, noted Ben & Jerry's.

Peanut allergies, one of the most common food allergies, can cause severe, potentially fatal, allergic reactions, according to the Food Allergy Research and Education website. Those suffering from peanut allergies adhere to a strict avoidance of peanut and peanut products.

"The recall was initiated after receiving one consumer complaint, where it was discovered that Vanilla Peanut Butter Cups Pint Slices were distributed in outer packaging that did not call out the presence of peanut butter," said Ben & Jerry's. "Unilever has not received any reports of illness associated with this product, but the company is voluntarily recalling this product out of an abundance of caution."

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield started their ice cream company in 1978 from a single ice cream shop in a converted gas station in Vermont, reported the Huffington Post. The two sold the company for $325 million in 2000, but they both remain active in the company, noted Biography.com.

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Ben & Jerry's has recalled boxes of Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices not only because they may contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Slices instead, but also because the boxes incorrectly containing the peanut butter treats don't have nuts listed on the label.
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