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Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Albertsons Chocolate Ice Cream

David Margulies
(214) 368-0909

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Buena Park, California -- September 12, 2006 -- Dean Foods Company of California, LLC today announced that Albertsons brand "Chocolate" ice cream is being voluntarily recalled because it may contain undeclared almonds. The ice cream is packaged in a 2-piece, 1.75 quart container with a lid that identifies the product as "Rocky Road" ice cream and a container that identifies the product as "Chocolate" ice cream. The ice cream actually inside the container may be "Rocky Road," which contains almonds that are not listed as an ingredient on the label of the container. No other products are involved in this voluntary recall.

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

Approximately 180 units of the affected product may have been produced. Some of the affected product has been recovered and stores have been instructed to remove any of the affected product from store shelves. The ice cream was manufactured at Dean Foods Company of California's Buena Park ice cream plant and was distributed to Albertsons stores in Southern California.

How to Identify the Recalled Product

Only 1.75 quart containers of Albertsons "Chocolate" ice cream with a "Rocky Road" ice cream lid containing the following "best by date" are involved in the recall. Consumers should look for this information on the bottom of the container to identify the product:

Best by Date: AUG/31/2007

Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact Dean Foods Company of California toll free at (877) 234-0022.


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