Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Limited Quantity of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited number of boxes of Ben &
Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, which may inadvertently
contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. Although the slices were
individually wrapped and identified as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint
Slices, the ingredient peanut butter (containing the known allergen
peanut), is undeclared on the outer product packaging. Persons who have
an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or
life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 9 fL oz
(266 mL) (3 individually wrapped ice cream slices) with UPC code of 076840657940
best by date AUG1218TL2 and lot number of AUG1218TL2.

The product was manufactured in the United States. The product was
distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No
product was shipped outside of the U.S. No other Ben & Jerry’s products
– besides this specific lot of Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices – are
affected by this voluntary recall, including other Pint Slices, pints or
any products served in Ben & Jerry’s franchised Scoop Shops.

The recall was initiated after receiving one consumer complaint, where
it was discovered that Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices were
distributed in outer packaging that did not call out the presence of
peanut butter. Unilever has not received any reports of illness
associated with this product, but the company is voluntarily recalling
this product out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the
affected UPC code and date code are asked to immediately discontinue use
of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7397, which
is operational 24 hours a day, for more information about the recall and
to request a replacement coupon. A consumer services representative is
available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM EDT.

The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research and
Education (FARE) web site www.foodallergy.org.

For additional information, please visit www.benjerry.com.

About Unilever United States, Inc.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care,
Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in more than 190
countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United
States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s,
Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree,
Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s
Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus,
Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, Simple,
St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and
Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States –
generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2016.

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan commits to:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health
    and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

Unilever ranked number one in its sector on the 2016 Dow Jones
Sustainability Index.

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Media Inquiries:
Joelle Hutcheon,
& Jerry’s
Sean Greenwood, 802-923-2648