If you are a fan of Ben & Jerry's and recently bought a package of the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, you might want to think twice before indulging in them especially if you have food allergies. The company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of boxes of the treats due to potential presence of undeclared allergens on the outer product packaging.
Basically, Ben & Jerry's makes four different Pint Slice flavors, all of which are ice cream bars covered in rich, chocolate coating.
Sounds delicious, right?
Well, they are! Unfortunately, however, some of the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices were accidentally swapped out for Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. Because there are some people who have allergies to peanuts, or at least severe sensitivities to them, the product is being recalled to make sure nobody mistakenly eats an ice cream slice and then runs the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.
Ben & Jerry's is hard at work with the FDA on the product's recall.
What we know for now is that the pint slices were manufactured in the U.S. and distributed at retail stores nationwide, with the UPC code of 076840657940, best by date AUG1218LT2 and lot number AUG1218LT2.
Luckily, nobody has called in to report any illnesses -- severe or mild -- from mistakenly consuming the wrong product.
Ben & Jerry's is just trying to have its customers backs, and is recalling the product "out of an abundance of caution," the company said.
Be safe, everyone!