Fans of Ben & Jerry's ice cream need to check their freezers as the company has issued a voluntary recall of two of their popular flavors. The recall, posted by the Food and Drug Administration, state that limited quantities of both Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pints have been recalled due to undeclared nuts.
"Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a ‘Contains Walnuts’ and a ‘May contain other tree nuts’ label on the back of the pack," the release states.
The company warns that those who have allergies to tree nuts or the nuts listed above "run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products."
Consumers should look for Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk in 2.4-gallon tubs that have a UPC code of 076840104246 with best by date of SEP1520BJ4. The Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pint affected by the recall is sold in pint size (473 mL) with a UPC code of 076840100354 and best by dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, or AUG3020BH2.
The recall also states that only the affected products were only sold in the United States, with the Chunky Monkey flavor sold through retail stores while the Coconut Seven Layer Bar ice cream was sold through "wholesale and scoop shops."
The undeclared nut was found during production, which prompted the voluntary recall. No injuries or illnesses have been reported, but Unilever has issued the recall out of "an abundance of caution."
If you have purchased one of the affected products, Unilever is asking that you do not consume it and call 833-236-1237 for further information 24/7. They are also asking that you keep the container as well.
"Unilever's ongoing investigation shows that the issue stemmed from an error from one of its nut suppliers. The situation has been remediated," the FDA said.