If you bought chocolate ice cream from Kroger recently, you might want to peek inside.
Some packages of its Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream contain tree nuts even though the label doesn't say so. The company says the nuts could pose a severe health risk to those with symptoms linked with nut allergies.
"For consumers who are not allergic to tree nuts, there is no safety issue with the product," Kroger said in a release.
The ice cream subject to recall comes in a 48 ounce package with a "sell by" date of Jan. 24, 2011. You can find the date on the package under the UPC Code, which reads 11110 50712.
Kroger sold the product in 17 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The recall also applies to customers who bought the 48 ounce chocolate ice cream at these Kroger-affiliated stores: Jay C, Food 4 Less, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less, and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana.
Customers can get a full refund or a replacement by returning the recalled ice cream to a Kroger or Kroger-affiliated store.
If you have any questions, you can call Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900 or visit its recalls website: www.kroger.com/recalls.