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Safeway Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Lucerne Chocolate Ice Cream

Cherie Myers
(425) 455-8697

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Seattle, WA -- April 27, 2004 -- Safeway’s Seattle Division is recalling ½ gallon size Lucerne Chocolate Ice Cream, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Lucerne Chocolate Ice Cream was distributed to less than 85 Safeway stores in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and the city of Milton Freewater, Oregon between April 16 and April 27, 2004.

The recalled Lucerne Chocolate Ice Cream has a 21130-08039 UPC number and a Best Before JAN 10 05 53-38 date. The code and date are located on the carton’s end flap. The impacted product will contain chocolate covered peanut clusters.

There has been no reported illness to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. The cause of the problem is under investigation.

Consumers who have purchased a 1/2 gallon square carton package of Lucerne Chocolate Ice Cream bearing the above code and date, may return the package to their local store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-723-3929.