Ben & Jerry’s Recalls Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Presence of Wheat

Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is alerting customers to the presence of wheat in their Country Peach Cobbler ice cream, which is not reflected in the label’s list of ingredients. To rectify the matter, the company is recalling 250,000 pints of that flavor.

Corporate officials are afraid that individuals with severe allergies to wheat may inadvertently consume the product and face temporary health problems. They are working with the non-profit Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to alert consumers to the issue. At this point, no adverse events have been reported in association with this product recall.

The recall extends to all pints of Country Peach Cobbler with expiration dates (found on the container bottom) of Jan 23 2008, Jan 24 2008, Feb 08 2008 and Feb 09 2008. The company attributed the problem to an error in product packaging and is offering a full refund to anyone sending back a container base with any of the dates in question.

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