Unilever Issues Voluntary Recall on Pints of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream due to undeclared allergens

June 12, 2012

Unilever is voluntarily recalling pint containers of its Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies & a Chocolate Nougat Swirl (“Chocolate Nougat Crunch”) that are missing the allergen advisory statement, “Allergy Information: Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.”

This allergen advisory statement should be at the end of the ingredients list but was inadvertently omitted from the recalled product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (chestnuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts and cashews) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled product.

The products being recalled are:

UPC Code

Product Description

Lot Code

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

JUL1113BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

JUL1213BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

AUG0113BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

AUG0213BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

AUG2313BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

AUG2413BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

AUG2513BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

SEP2013BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

SEP2113BJ1

7684020899

Ben & Jerrys Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream 16

OCT2313BJ1

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the ingredient label on pint containers did not include this information. This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

For more information please call 877-270-7397 or go to the Unilever website.