HP Hood Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Hood Light Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream

May 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from HP Hood

    CHELSEA, Mass., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood today is voluntarily
 recalling half-gallon containers of Hood "Light Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice
 Cream" with code of 04/24/02. The code is located on the end flap of the
 carton.  Consumers should note that there are almonds in the ice cream and
 could pose a health risk to anyone with an allergy to almonds.
     The affected product has been distributed to grocery retail outlets in New
 England and upstate New York.  One reaction following consumption of this
 product has been reported.
     The problem is confined to half-gallon containers of Hood Light Chocolate
 Cookie Dough Ice Cream with a code of 04/24/02 only.  No other Hood products
 are affected.
     Consumers may return the affected ice cream to their local store to obtain
 a refund.
      Consumer questions may be directed to Hood at 1-800-242-2423.
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