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Turkey Hill Dairy Issues Recall On Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream That May Contain Undeclared Treenuts (Almonds)

Fewer than 150 packages believed to be affected; recall limited to stores in PA


Company Contact: 
Tom Wright 
(717) 871-2506
Kim Lehman 
(717) 234-8886 ext. 171


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa., February 05, 2010 – Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, Pa., is recalling its 1.5 qt. (48 oz./1.42L) packages of Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream because the product may contain almonds that were inadvertently added during production.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, although people who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by consumers without nut allergies.

The recalled Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream is limited only to select stores in central Pennsylvania. All affected stores are directly delivered to and serviced by Turkey Hill Dairy and have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves.  

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the recalled product was distributed in packaging that did not identify almonds as an ingredient. It is believed that less than 150 containers of ice cream were potentially exposed to almonds. All affected containers would have been purchased by consumers after January 28, 2010

The product comes in a rounded, rectangular, cream-colored, paperboard, 48 oz. packages with farm scene and ice cream scoop graphics. The affected product is marked on the bottom of the package with the code “01/18/2011 56/L1”. Preceding the code is a four-digit number indicating the production time. The recalled product includes a time between 02:25 and 02:35.  

Consumers who have purchased affected 48 oz. packages of Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream with the previously mentioned code can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Turkey Hill Dairy at 1-800-MY-DAIRY (1-800-693-2479).


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