Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of 20-Count Boxes of Popsicle Orange, Cherry and Grape Ice Pops Due to Undeclared Milk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 28, 2014 - Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC of 7756712130, with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box. No other best before dates have been affected.
The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
No other Popsicle brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. To date, the company has received one report of two milk allergic reactions associated with this product. The company initiated the recall as a result of this consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before dates are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402, which is operational 24 hours a day, to request a replacement coupon.
The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website www.foodallergy.org