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Dreyer's Issues Voluntary Recall of Slow Churned® Light Caramel Delight and Butter Pecan Ice Cream Flavors for Undeclared Pecans
Dori Sera Bailey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Oakland, CA -- January 22, 2008 -- Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling 90 cartons of Dreyer's Slow Churned® Light Caramel Delight ice cream and Slow Churned Light Butter Pecan ice cream distributed in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming, because the ice cream may contain pecans not identified on the label.
The potentially affected cartons are the 1.75-quart size of Dreyer's Slow Churned Light Caramel Delight and Slow Churned Light Butter Pecan ice cream. The sides of the Slow Churned Light cartons identify the flavor as Caramel Delight, but the carton lids identify it as Butter Pecan. The actual flavor of the ice cream may be Butter Pecan erroneously packaged in Caramel Delightcartons, so Dreyer's is recalling the ice cream to avoid any confusion among consumers who may be allergic to pecans.
Less than 90 mislabeled cartons are believed to be in the marketplace. These products are sold in various retail grocery stores. The affected cartons have the following specific code printed on the bottom of the carton:
BEST IF PURCHASED BY 09/11/08
No other Dreyer's ice cream products or codes are affected.
Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans may run the risk of serious or potentially life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. People with a pecan allergy or sensitivity should not consume the ice cream and should immediately dispose of the product.
No consumers have reported symptoms of allergic reaction. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in implementing this voluntary product recall and is investigating the incident. Dreyer's is also working with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network to alert consumers in the four states.
Consumers who have purchased the ice cream with this code should call the Dreyer's Consumer Call Center at 1 888 837-4438, for a full refund. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream manufactures and distributes ice cream and frozen snacks across the United States.