If you love Trader Joe's mochi, but can't eat peanuts for whatever reason, then you definitely want to steer clear of its Mikawaya chocolate mochi ice cream. It has just been recalled due to a limited number of its products entering stores that inadvertently contained peanuts, even though they weren't printed on the product's label.
According to the FDA, a customer reported that one of their Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Creams had peanut butter in it, thereby prompting the Mikawaya recall.
People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of having serious allergic reactions to products that contain peanuts, so it's super important not to jeopardize your health if you are one of those people and have bought this product.
Luckily, no allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported due to consumption of the product, and hopefully it will stay that way. Trader Joe's reports that it has removed and destroyed all of the affected Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream from its shelves.
If you bought the product, do not consume it. Rather, throw it out just in case, or even return it to a Trader Joe's store for a full refund.
It's better to be safe than sorry, folks!
If you have any questions at all, Trader Joe's invites all concerned customers to call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817, which is open to receiving calls Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.