Belmont brand Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream sold at Aldi stores in Ohio and three other states is being recalled after several customers who ate it complained about severe allergic reactions to nuts.
The ice cream was made by House of Flavors Ice Cream Co., based in Ludington, Mich.
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts might run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
The ice cream also was distributed in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. House of Flavors recalled it after receiving two complaints of chocolate-covered nuts being found in the product, which caused allergic reactions. The company is working to determine the type of nut and a possible cause.
The recalled ice cream is sold in 1.5-quart containers with the UPC code 4149816310 and date code 13340 and 13341 and marked “Best by Date: Dec. 7, 2014.”
No other Aldi products or any other Belmont Ice Cream products are being recalled. The stores are pulling the ice cream from freezer cases.
Consumers who bought the ice cream should return it to the store where it was purchased it for a full refund.
For more information, call House of Flavors’ consumer affairs office at 1-800-930-7740, ext. 2229, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday.