Ben & Jerry’s is recalling one of its newest products because a production error may put people with peanut allergies at risk. The company announced Thursday it was voluntarily recalling some boxes of its Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, because they might actually be Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices.
Although the Pint Slices are individually wrapped and labeled as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup in the mixed-up boxes, the outside box does not call out that peanut butter is an ingredient in the Pint Slices. (That’s because there’s no peanut butter in the Chocolate Fudge Brownie variety.) If a customer with a peanut allergy mistakenly assumed he or she was eating a peanut-free variety and took a bite, he or she could suffer a serious medical reaction. So after a customer complained, Ben & Jerry’s decided to recall a small number of the products that may be affected. There have been no reports of illness from consuming the Pint Slices.
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The company is recalling Pint Slices solid in a paper box that contain three individually wrapped items. The UPC code is 076840657940, the best by date is AUG1218LT2, and the lot number is AUG1218LT2. The affected products were distributed across the United States and sold in retail stores. If you have a recalled product, Ben & Jerry’s encourages you to stop eating the Pint Slices, keep the outer box, and call 877-270-7397 to request a replacement coupon.