Allergy Alert - Peanut Oil Detected in
Hannaford Brand Chocolate Ice Cream
September 15, 1999
SCARBOROUGH, ME (SafetyAlerts)
- Hannaford Bros. Co., a food retailer with ShopSave and Hannaford supermarkets in
eight states, has today announced a voluntary recall of Hannaford brand chocolate ice
cream after traces of peanut oil residue were found in samples taken at the manufacturing
facility, House of Flavors of Ludington, Michigan.
The recall affects half gallons of Hannaford brand
chocolate ice cream with the code #99222. The code is located on the left side panel of
the container. The ice cream was sold in stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Vermont and South Carolina.
While the product is not harmful to the general
public, it could cause serious and potentially fatal side effects to those who have an
allergy to nut meats.
"We are issuing this warning to make sure our
customers are alerted to this situation as soon as it came to our attention," said
Cory Hedman, Director of Food Safety for Hannaford Bros. Co. "A recall has been
issued and the ice cream has been removed from Hannaford and Shopn Save stores in
the affected states. If a customer has any of this ice cream at home, they should feel
free to bring it in for a full refund."
Hannaford Bros. Co. operates 153 stores under both
the Shopn Save and Hannaford names in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
To discuss this recall (or issues relating to it, such as cross contamination at
ice cream manufacturing facilities etc., visit the PeanutAllergy.com Alerts and Food
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