Two Private Selection Ice Cream Flavors Recalled For Undeclared Allergen

CINCINNATI, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Chocolate Hazelnut Mascarpone Ice Cream sold at the Kroger family of stores in 31 states and Private Selection Caramel Hazelnut Fudge Truffle Ice Cream sold at the Kroger family of stores in 15 states because the products may contain egg not listed on the label.

People who are allergic to egg could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to egg, there is no safety issue with the product. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled Private Selection Hazelnut Mascarpone Ice Cream, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a of UPC 1111052101, was distributed to Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington; Fry's stores in Arizona; King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana; Ralphs stores in California; Smith's stores in Arizona, Idaho, Montana Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah; and QFC stores in Oregon and Washington.

The recalled Private Selection Caramel Hazelnut Fudge Truffle Ice Cream, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a of UPC 1111052100, was distributed to Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia; and Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's, and Food 4 Less stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

What Kroger is doing

Kroger has removed potentially affected item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

What customers should do

Customers are asked to carefully check their freezers for the recalled product. Any opened or unopened products included in this recall should not be consumed by persons allergic to egg, and should be returned to their local store for a full refund. 

Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recall.

Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's.  The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 320 fine jewelry stores, 1,240 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S.  Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.



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