Turkey Hill Dairy voluntarily recalled Friday several containers of its 48 oz. Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream due to undeclared ingredients of eggs and almonds that can be harmful to those with food allergies or sensitivity to the item.
It was announced that the container of the popular flavor may be filled with Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream rather than Dutch chocolate. The recall will affect consumers in states like New York, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Ohio, Alabama and more. Stores affected have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves.
The Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream recall product has a UPC code of 20735-42095 and a sell by date of May 23, 2017, which can be found printed on the bottom of the package. The now recalled items would have been purchased in store after Sept. 8, 2016. Since the recall, there have been no reports of illness to Turkey Hill Dairy. Customers who do not possess egg or almond allergies are not at risk for any immediate safety issues.
An allergic reaction to food can range from mild to possibly a life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis, FARE reported. Allergic reactions can affect the cardiovascular system, the respiratory tract, and the skin. Symptoms can appear within minutes to several hours after consuming a food that you are allergic to.
Customers can return the recalled items to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers can also call Turkey Hill Dairy at 1-800-693-2479 for a full refund or replacement of the item.
The company issued an apology on its official website. “We apologize for this breakdown in our commitment to producing quality, wholesome products. We know you expect and deserve more from our brand. We will use this incident as an opportunity to re-evaluate and refine our processes,” the statement read.