Nationwide, there are about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and similar desserts produced each year. However, recent admissions from ice cream producers have shown that not all of these products may be suitable for consumption.
Both Turkey Hill and Nestle have recalled thousands of ice cream desserts from grocery store shelves across the nation within the past weeks. These two ice cream manufacturers produce some of the most popular ice cream choices all over the country, and their recalls are not going unnoticed.
A packaging error led Turkey Hill to recall gallons of its 48-ounce containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream because of unmentioned allergens. The tubs may contain traces of Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream, which contains the common allergens almonds and eggs.
While Turkey Hill so far has had no reports of illness, the contaminated ice cream was sold in 25 states, Maryland included. As reported on Fox, all affected products have a UPC code of 20735-42095 and a sell-by date of May 23, 2017, which can be found printed on the bottom of the package.
In their news release, Turkey Hill apologized for the error and urges any customers who may have had contaminated ice cream to call their customer service line at 1-800-693-2479 for a replacement or a full refund.
Additionally, Nestle is in the middle of their own recall mess. The company has launched a nationwide recall of their Drumstick ice cream cones after discovering their California manufacturing facility tested positive for listeria.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, no one has been reported sick, nor have the Drumsticks themselves been found with the deadly bacteria. However, Nestle is voluntarily recalling all packages of the 16 count variety pack and 24 count variety pack of Drumsticks to prevent illness.
All affected product identification codes can be found on the FDA’s website.