The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a recall of Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Chunky Monkey pints due to an undeclared tree nut allergen issue. According to an emailed comment by a Ben & Jerry’s spokesperson, the Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk portion recall only extends to Scoop Shops/franchises.
The spokesperson also noted that while the Chunky Monkey pints are labeled with “may contain other tree nuts,” only walnuts are included in the ingredients list. If you, your child or anyone else in your household has a tree nut allergy, read on for more information on this recall.
Recalled Product Description: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
The current recall only includes Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Chunky Monkey pints. The Coconut flavor is sold to Scoop Shops/franchises in 2.4 gallon tubs—meaning that you can’t find this product in your grocer’s freezer section. The Chunky Monkey product is sold by the pint at numerous retail locations.
Why the Ice Cream Was Recalled
These flavors may contain undeclared tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts. While the products do include “Contains Walnuts” and “May contain other tree nuts,” the above mentioned nuts aren’t specified.
How to Tell If Your Ice Cream Is Part of the Recall
The affected Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk ice cream has the Consumer UPC of 076840104246 and best by date of SEP1520BJ4.The Ben & Jerry’s Chunk Money pints have the Consumer UPC of 076840100354 and best by dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, or AUG3020BH2.
What Parents Can Do
If you have the affected products and your child (or any household member( has a tree nut allergy, don’t eat it. Keep the container and call 833-236-1237 for what to do next.
Photos: Courtesy of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration