Consumers are urged to check their freezers for a potentially harmful dessert after a mandatory recall. Casper’s Red Button Canadian Vanilla has been recalled because it contains an undeclared allergen.
On May 25, the company announced the recall of 56-ounce tubs of Red Button Vintage Creamery Canadian Vanilla Ice Cream. Some cartons were incorrectly labeled Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream, which contains almonds.
People with allergies may experience a reaction if they eat the ice cream by mistake. According to the FDA, the contaminated cartons were distributed to Associated Foods stores in the West Mountain.
The product is packaged in a 56 ounce cardboard box with lot number 344-21-946 and an expiration date of 10/12/24 stamped on the side. The UPC for the product is 077865010017. No illnesses have been reported as a result of the recall.
The product containing Burnt Almond Fudge was discovered to be distributed in Canadian vanilla packaging, triggering the recall. An investigation revealed that the problem was due to a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes. Casper’s Ice Cream has been around for almost 100 years.
Consumers are recommended to return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund. The affected product can be identified by seeing the chocolate ice cream in an otherwise Canadian vanilla box.
Casper’s recall comes after a handful of other ice cream companies have been hit with similar situations. The FDA announced on May 12 that HP Hood would be recalling 4,481 cases of Planet Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Planet Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with best before dates of 12/17/ 22.
HP Hood was contacted after a retail customer discovered the ice cream contained undeclared peanuts. The company discovered that some of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl was packaged in the same container as the chocolate chip cookie dough.
Planet Oat products have been distributed throughout the continental United States. The two recalled ice cream flavors were also shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands.
Additionally, Van Leeuwen recalled 2,185 pints of its dairy-free oat milk and brown sugar chunk ice cream on May 10, following an investigation into an undeclared nut ingredient. After a customer reported an allergic reaction to the food, the company decided to remove it from the shelves.
The FDA has warned that customers with sensitivities to tree nuts (such as pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts and pine nuts) should discard affected products to avoid a reaction. This product can be identified by the packaging lot number 21V194 and an expiration date of January 13, 2023.