Safeway has recalled some of its proprietary ice cream after discovering it contained undeclared peanuts. The affected ice cream is labeled "Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream." The ice cream was sold at Safeway and Safeway-owned stores throughout the country from Nov. 4 through Dec. 5. According to a recall report featured on the FDA's website the ice cream contains peanuts, but no indication of peanuts was listed on the packaging.
Threat of Deadly Allergic Reactions
Those who suffer from severe peanut allergies could suffer a serious reaction as a result of consuming the product. Indeed, some individuals with peanut allergies could suffer a fatal allergic reaction after coming into contact with the product.
The recalled ice cream was packaged in 1.5 quart containers. The UPC Code featured on the packages is: 21130 08970. The Best Before Date is Nov. 3, 2015. Consumers in possession of Safeway ice cream products, can check to see if their ice cream is affected by the recall by checking the UPC Code on the side panel of the ice cream container.
Labeling Error Caused by Ingredients Mix-Up
The labeling error occurred due to a manufacturing mistake at the ice cream factory. Peanut butter cups were used in place of the caramel cups ingredient. A variety of Safeway-owned stores sold the affected ice cream around the country, including Safeway, Genuardi's, Carrs, Pavilions, Pak 'N Save, Tom Thumb, Randalls and Vons stores.
Consumers who are in possession of ice cream affected by this recall are advised to throw away the product immediately. Consumers can also return the ice cream to a Safeway store to receive a complete refund. If you or your loved one have been injured after suffering an allergic reaction to the peanuts contained in this potentially dangerous ice cream, you may wish to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the viability of pursuing a claim for damages.
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