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Alta-Dena Dairy Announces Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream

David Margulies
(214) 368-0909

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- City of Industry, California -- September 30, 2004 -- Alta-Dena Certified Dairy Incorporated announced today that it is voluntarily recalling mislabeled quart containers of Baskin-Robbins brand ice cream because they contain undeclared eggs. The ice cream is packaged in a 2-piece quart container with a lid that identifies the product as “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream” and a cup that identifies the product as “OREO ® Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream.” The ice cream actually inside the container is “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream” and contains eggs that are not listed as an ingredient on the label of the cup portion of the container. No other products are involved in this voluntary recall.

Individuals with allergies to eggs run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illness or allergic reactions have been reported.

Approximately 15,000 units of the recalled ice cream quart cup containers may have been sold between September 9 th to the 29 th to consumers at Baskin-Robbins retail stores in Arizona , Alaska , California , Nevada and Utah . The recall was initiated after the company discovered some Baskin-Robbins ice cream quart cup containers were mispackaged with “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream” lids on “OREO ® Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream” cups.

How to Identify the Recalled Product

Only quart cup containers of Baskin-Robbins “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream” containing the following sell by date and plant number are involved in the recall. Consumers should look for this information on the bottom of the container to identify the product:

Mfg 29 Jul 04 Exp 29 Jul 05
7983 06-2238 Lots # 1-11 hh:mm

Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact Baskin-Robbins toll free at (800) 859 5339.

The quality of our products and safety of our consumers is our foremost concern. The company will continue to work with the retailers to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. The FDA has been advised of this action.


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