An ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling a specific flavor sold at Aldi stores in Indiana and three other midwestern states because it may contain nuts. House of Flavors in Ludington, Michigan, says Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough may include a nut allergen that's not declared on the label. The ice cream was also distributed to Aldi stores in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The recall was initiated after getting two complaints of chocolate covered nuts in the product and two people having allergic reactions. [Photo provided]
The company is working to determine the type of nut allergen and conducting an internal audit to determine possible cause. Only Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream packed in 1.5 quart containers stamped with UPC code 4149816310 and date code 13340 and 13341 and marked "Best by Date: Dec. 7, 2014" are affected by the recall.
The company says no other Aldi products or are any other Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream or other Belmont Ice Cream products are affected by the recall. House of Flavors says it is taking precautionary steps, including removing all potentially impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system. Company officials say consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information is asked to contact House of Flavors consumer affairs at 1-800-930-7740, extension 2229, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 pm. (EST).