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June 21, 2001

Friendly Ice Cream Corp. Recalls Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Wilbraham, MA (SafetyAlerts) - Friendly Ice Cream Corporation is voluntarily recalling its half gallon packages labeled Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream because they may contain pistachio ice cream, which contains pistachio nut fragments. People who have allergies to nuts may have an allergic reaction, including a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction, if they consume this product.

The recalled Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream products were distributed in supermarkets, convenience stores and Friendly’s Restaurants in the states of MA, ME, RI, CT, VT, NH, NY, NJ, PA, OH, VA, MD, DC, FL, TN, IN, WV, MI, NC and SC. Friendly’s learned that mislabeled product was not distributed to restaurants after initiating this recall.

This product comes in half-gallon packages marked with an expiration date of April 27, 2002, embossed in the form of "27Apr02" or "Apr2702" or inkjet printed in the form of "25-26 WC5 020427. To date, no allergic reactions to the product have been reported.

The company initiated the recall after learning that pistachio ice cream was packaged in a production run of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream half gallon cartons.

Consumers who are allergic to nuts and have purchased half gallon packages of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-723-1591.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers June 21, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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