August 1, 2001WestFarm Foods Recalls Certain
Half-Gallon Packages of Darigold 'Totally Chocolate' Flavor Ice Cream
WA (SafetyAlerts) - WestFarm Foods
is voluntarily recalling certain half-gallon packages of one of its Darigold brand
chocolate ice cream flavors that goes by the name ``Totally Chocolate.''
The product may contain walnuts or walnut pieces. Individuals with allergies to nuts run
the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.
The ice cream was manufactured at Darigold's ice cream plant in Seattle, and is known to
have been distributed at retail stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.
The product comes in half-gallon containers of Darigold ``Totally Chocolate'' flavor ice
cream (UPC code 26400-69161), which are marked with product codes 5321 01173 XXXX, found
on the end flap closest to the bar code. The company believes only a small portion of the
production run contained walnuts.
WestFarm Foods initiated the recall after walnuts were discovered in a half-gallon package
of ``Totally Chocolate'' flavor ice cream. To date, one consumer with an allergy to nuts
experienced a reaction and has since recovered from all symptoms. Most consumers are able
to digest walnuts in ice cream but because a small percentage of Americans are allergic to
nuts, FDA requires that product labels accurately reflect the ingredients.
Consumers with half-gallon packages of ``Totally Chocolate'' flavor ice cream marked with
the affected product codes are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full
refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company on the consumer hot line at
``We sincerely apologize to our customers for this mishap,'' said Steve Harper, Vice
President of Consumer Products for WestFarm Foods. ``We are taking every precaution
possible to notify consumers in all affected markets and taking steps to avoid this
problem in the future,'' Harper said.
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