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Tillamook Ice Cream Pints Recalled Over Health Concerns, FDA Warns

You'll want to check your freezer after a serious mix-up.

Looking for a sweet treat as the weather heats up? Just be cautious about what you're choosing, because delicious desserts can cause problems beyond packing on a few extra pounds. Back in January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public about a recall for over 1,000 pounds of brownies sold at H-E-B grocery stores. And in February, parfait products were removed from shelves due to possible Listeria contamination. Now, the FDA is warning about an issue with our favorite summer snack, as certain pints of Tillamook ice cream are subject to recall. Read on to learn why these products are being pulled.

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The FDA is alerting the public to a Tillamook ice cream recall.

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The FDA published a safety alert on May 31 to inform consumers about a new ice cream recall. Tillamook County Creamery Association is now voluntarily recalling some of its Tillamook Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream pints because they were mistakingly packaged in Tillamook's Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream cartons.

"Tillamook became aware of the mislabeling issue when a consumer notified the company that Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream was found inside the Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream carton," the release from the company explains.

Only a limited quantity of Tillamook's products were affected.

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The recalled products are packaged inside of a Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter carton with a Tillamook Waffle Cone Swirl lid, according to the alert.

"The affected lot codes TL-41-80 and BB041324 (which means best by date of 04/13/2024) are printed on the bottom of the carton," Tillamook says.

Per the release, the Tillamook County Creamery Association is only recalling a "limited quantity" of its family-size 1.5-quart cartons of Tillamook Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream because of this manufacturing mix-up.

"No more than 1,440 cartons of the ice cream in question were distributed only in Safeway grocery stores and only in the state of Washington and parts of northern Idaho," the alert notes.

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The recalled pints may include undeclared allergens.

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Despite the limited number of affected pints, the recalled ice cream is still a health concern. As the alert explains, the Tillamook products had to be pulled from shelves because of "uncleared wheat and soy" allergens.

"The Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream contains wheat and soy, which are not declared on the Chocolate Peanut Butter label," Tillamook says.

Wheat and soybeans are two of the most common undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (UDSA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The agency says they help account for 90 percent of all food allergic reactions, alongside shellfish, eggs, fish, peanuts, milk, and tree nuts.

Certain consumers are being advised not to eat the ice cream.

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The undeclared allergens in the recalled Tillamook ice cream can pose a major risk to certain consumers.

"People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," the alert warns, noting that no illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported yet however.

Per the FDA, symptoms of an allergic reaction may include hives, flushed skin, rashes, tingling or itchy mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, coughing, wheezing, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, and swelling in the throat, face, tongue, or lips.

Due to this risk, some consumers are being asked not to eat any of the recalled ice cream. "Customers with a wheat or soy allergy or sensitivity who have purchased the affected product are urged not to consume the product and dispose of it or return it to their place of purchase for a full refund," the alert says.

Kali Coleman
Kali Coleman is a Senior Editor at Best Life. Her primary focus is covering news, where she often keeps readers informed on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and up-to-date on the latest retail closures. Read more
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