updated - May 18, 2013 Saturday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
Stop & Shop Supermarkets announced that they are recalling all pints of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream's from the frozen food aisle as the nutritional label failed to list peanuts and tree nuts, which are common allergens, as part of the ingredients.
The products noted in the press release issued by Stop & Shop on Tuesday have expiration dates ranging from July 11, 2013 to October 23, 2013, and have all been recalled via Unilever from supermarkets across the country. Those who have purchased the Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream pints are told to discard any uneaten portions of the dessert and bring their receipts to the supermarkets to get a full refund.
The date codes of those ice cream pints affected are, as printed on the bottom of their containers: JUL1113BJ1, JUL1213BJ1, AUG0113BJ1, AUG0213BJ1, AUG2313BJ1, AUG2413BJ1, AUG2513BJ1, SEP2013BJ1, SEP2113BJ1 or OCT2313BJ1, listed the press release.
Stop & Shop stated that no allergy-related illnesses have been reported, but have set a precaution regardless, as many people do suffer from severe peanut and tree-nut related allergies, to the degree that they could be fatal. Various symptoms from nut-related allergies include hives, flushed skin or rashes, tingling and itching sensations to the mouth and facial region, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, coughing, wheezing, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, or even loss of consciousness, listed the press release.
This is the latest in products recalled for mislabeled ingredients, especially containing nuts that might cause allergies, at Stop & Shop. In April, the Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverages, with use by dates prior to including May 23rd, were recalled as consumers were found to have allergic reactions to them, noted Stop & Shop on their official website. Those who had purchased the beverages were allowed to return the products for a full refund.
Stop & Shop stores, of which 400 locations are opened in the United States, can be found in the northeastern and New England states of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, noted the press release.
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