SmithFoods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Earth Grown Vegan Non Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts - 8/6/20
Company Announcement Date:
July 31, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
July 31, 2020
Food & Beverages
Ice Cream/Frozen Dairy
Reason for Announcement:
Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts
SmithFoods Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling 16-oz pint packages of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts because it may contain an undeclared cashew allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled product was available for purchase at ALDI stores in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The product was also available for purchase by ALDI customers through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
Recalled UPC and lot codes are:
|Description||Size||UPC||Lot/Best By Code|
|Earth Grown Mocha Fudge Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert||16-oz /Pint||4099100002836||07-29-2021, 07-30-2021|
|Earth Grown Chocolate Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert||16-oz/Pint||4099100002850||07-26-2021, 07-27-2021|
|Earth Grown Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert||16-oz/Pint||4099100002843||07-27-2021, 07-28-2021, 07-29-2021|
The recall was initiated following a consumer complaint. The company continues to go through root cause analysis and is conducting a detailed review of allergen controls within all aspects of operations and supply chain processes.
There has been one reported incident of an allergic reaction to date.
The company has notified ALDI and ALDI stores will be removing the product from the shelves.
Consumers who have pints of Earth Grown Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Dessert with the codes listed should stop using and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers may contact Customer Contact at 800-776-7076 Monday through Friday from 8a-5p ET.
Company Contact Information
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* 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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