This Popular Grocery Store Is Pulling Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream From All Its Stores
One popular grocery store is working on making sure one type of ice cream it sells is safe by alerting the public of the potentially hazardous effect on people's health.
Texas based-H-E-B is voluntarily recalling its half a gallon of Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream due to a common allergen—wheat—not being disclosed in the ingredient list. While there have been no cases of a reaction so far, some individuals are highly allergic. Consuming products containing wheat could result in life-threatening consequences for them.
The ice cream was sold at all H-E-B locations, well as Mi Tienda stores in Texas and has a UPC number of 4122048399, is served in the half gallon portion, and has a best by date of January 6, 2023.
While symptoms of wheat allergies vary from person to person, most will exhibit hives or a rash, nausea, or other gastrointestinal issues. Other common symptoms to look out for are a stuffy nose, sneezing, headaches, or asthma. For those rare cases where an individual is severely allergic, anaphylaxis can occur—which is a deadly reaction that can cause the air pathways to close, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Anyone that has bought one of the half gallons of Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream at an H-E-B or Mi Tienda is welcome to return it to the store they bought it from for a full refund or visit the FDA website for more information.
Ice cream isn't the only product at the grocery store being recalled right now due to undeclared allergens, however. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted an announcement on July 30 that almost 120,000 pounds of the P.F. Chang's Home Menu Beef & Broccoli meal sold at retail locations nationwide are being recalled because they may mistakenly contain orange chicken inside. And for anyone with an egg or chicken allergy, this could spell disaster.