QUINCY, Mass. and PURCHASE, N.Y., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Unilever, announced it removed from sale pints of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream due to undeclared peanuts or tree nuts on the ingredient label.
The affected product has date codes of JUL1113BJ1, JUL1213BJ1, AUG0113BJ1, AUG0213BJ1, AUG2313BJ1, AUG2413BJ1, AUG2513BJ1, SEP2013BJ1, SEP2113BJ1 or OCT2313BJ1 printed on the bottom of the pint. The following product is included in this recall:
- Pints of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream, UPC 7684020899
No illnesses have been reported to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.
Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Unilever customer service at 877-270-7397. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
SOURCE Stop & Shop