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Recall: Undeclared Peanuts in Chocolate Ice Cream, 4 Midwest States

In a nutshell: One of the ingredients in dutch chocolate ice cream was not listed on the label. People who are allergic to nuts could have fatal reaction.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Cleveland, OHIO — February 20, 2008 — Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, is voluntarily recalling its Pierre’s Homestyle Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream (purple 56 fl oz package) because it may contain undeclared peanut butter cup candies. The containers are identified with the code 07320 which is printed on the rim of the lid.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of developing a life threatening health problem/illness if they consume this batch of Dutch Chocolate.  No illnesses have been reported to date.

This ice cream was distributed in Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, and Indiana and reached consumers through retail stores. The packaging does not reveal the presence of peanut butter candy or peanuts on the ingredient label.

If consumers have a Dutch Chocolate 56 fl oz (purple package) with the code 07320 on the rim of the lid, they should discard the ice cream and send the lid of the empty container back to Pierre’s for a full refund:

Consumer Response Department
Pierre’s Homestyle Dutch Chocolate Refund
6200 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH  44103
For any questions, consumers are asked to call 1-216-432-1144

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