Vegan ice cream recalled for undeclared tree nuts

BROOKLYN, NY (WRIC) – Van Leeuwen, a Brooklyn-based ice cream company, is voluntarily recalling nearly 2,000 pounds of non-dairy ice cream that may contain unlisted allergens in the ingredients.

The recall was reportedly initiated after a customer responded and reported the issue. The cause of the contamination is under investigation.

According to a statement from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the product – 14 ounce non-dairy frozen dessert “Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk” – may contain traces of cashews and pistachios, which can potentially cause a reaction. allergic in people. with nut allergies.

The product, which has been distributed nationwide, comes in a 14-ounce white package with orange lettering and an orange lid. It is marked with lot number @21V194 and has an expiration date of January 13, 2023, both of which are listed on the bottom of the packaging.

The recall does not apply to products with different lot numbers or expiry dates, and does not apply to any other products manufactured by Van Leeuwen.

Retailers who have this product on hand are asked to stop sales immediately and contact Van Leeuwen. Consumers who purchased it should return it to where it came from for a full refund.

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