Homestead Creamery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Chocolate Ice Cream Quart - 9/22/20
Company Announcement Date:
September 17, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
September 21, 2020
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Chocolate Ice Cream
Homestead Creamery of Wirtz, VA is recalling one lot of Homestead Creamery chocolate ice cream quarts, dated 5/13/2021, because it may contain undeclared pecans. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The chocolate ice cream quarts were distributed in Virginia and North Carolina in May through retail stores and direct delivery.
The date of the ice cream is located on the bottom of the container.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing the pecans may have been distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of pecans.
Consumers should return the ice cream quart to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 540-721-2045.
* We believe that the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office. If we identify that your organization was sent any of this recalled product we will contact you in a separate email with more specific information.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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