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September 15, 1999

Allergy Alert - Peanut Oil Detected in Hannaford Brand Chocolate Ice Cream

SCARBOROUGH, ME (SafetyAlerts) - Hannaford Bros. Co., a food retailer with Shop’Save 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 Shop’n 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 Shop’n Save and Hannaford names in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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