Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the voluntary recall of a Winn-Dixie ice cream that has been improperly labeled.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., is recalling one code of its 1.75 quart (1.65 liter) cartons of “Prestige Chocolate Ice Cream” because of a potential error in its packaging.
Some of the ice cream may have the correct lid identifying the product as chocolate almond, but the “tub” is identified as only chocolate. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The product comes in an oval 1.75 quart paper carton marked with plant code of 12-356. It has an expiration date of JUN 25 08 on a white strip on the side of the carton. The cartons indicate that the product inside is chocolate ice cream while the lid may state that the product is chocolate almond.
The recalled “Prestige Chocolate Ice Cream” was only distributed to Winn-Dixie and Save-Rite stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the almond-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds. Consumers who have purchased 1.75 quart (1.65 liters) cartons of Prestige Chocolate Ice Cream with JUN 25 08 code date are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Georgians with questions or in doubt are encouraged to call 1-866-WINN-DIXIE or return the product to its place of purchase for a refund or exchange.