Undeclared nuts prompt limited recall of Ben & Jerry’s products

Posted at 8:33 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 09:40:12-04

A limited quantity of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey and Coconut Seven Layer Bars are being recalled.

Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey
courtesy FDA

The recall, issued April 15, is due to concerns that the products may inadvertently contain undeclared tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts.

Unilever, who is issuing the recall, says that the products do contain a warning declaring that the products “contain walnuts” and “may contain other tree nuts.”

An undeclared nut was found during production operations and, according to Unilever, stemmed from an error with one of its nut suppliers.

No reports of illnesses have been reported. The recall is being conducted out of “an abundance of caution.”

Those who have nut allergies or are sensitive to the undeclared nuts are advised not to consume the products at the risk of having a life-threatening allergic reaction.

The following lots are affected:

  • Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk product is sold in a tub containing 2.4 gallons with a Consumer UPC of 076840104246 and best by date of SEP1520BJ4.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pint is sold in a pint tub (473 mL) with a Consumer UPC of 076840100354 and best by dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, or AUG3020BH2.

The products were manufactured in the United States and distributed nationwide. No products were shipped outside of the U.S.

Unilever says that no other Ben & Jerry’s products or lots are affected by the limited recall.

Consumers who purchased the recalled products are asked to discontinue use, retain the outside container, and call 833-236-1237 for more information.