May 8, 2003
Frostbite Brands Has Recalled Ice
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Frostbite Brands has recalled certain
containers of Weight Watchers® SmartOnes® vanilla low-fat ice cream
sandwiches due to a labeling error. This product may contain undeclared
peanuts or pieces of peanuts. Individuals with allergies to peanuts run the
risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.
The product is sold to consumers in clear plastic cylindrical containers
with a ?clam shell? opening. Each package contains six sandwiches. The ice
cream in the mislabeled sandwiches is light brown in color, rather than the
usual vanilla white. The mislabeled containers bear the following two-line
1053 RD SAND
with the ?HHMM? on the second line being the time of day in military time.
Containers not bearing the above code are not affected by this recall.
Frostbite initiated the recall after it discovered that certain containers
of ?peanut butter ?n fudge? ice cream sandwiches had been mislabeled as
vanilla. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported.
The ice cream sandwiches were manufactured by Frostbite Brands at its plant
located in Toledo, Ohio. The product was distributed by Frostbite to a
retailer?s warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, and to a distributor?s warehouse
in Searcy, Arkansas. From these warehouses, the product may have been
distributed to retail stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Stores have been alerted of this voluntary recall and recovery of the
product is underway.
Consumers with containers of the recalled ice cream sandwiches are urged to
return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with
questions may contact Frostbite?s Customer Service Hotline 1-877-234-0022.