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Daily Q&A: What should I know about the Dove ice cream recall?

I understand there was a recall of some Dove ice cream. What was the concern?

On Oct. 26, Mars Snackfood U.S. issued a voluntary recall of its Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection ice cream with the lot number 931AB5YN07 because it may contain undeclared peanuts, which could be unsafe for those with peanut allergies.

The recall includes Florida and 18 other states.

A release on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site noted:

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No related illnesses have been reported to date. For consumers who do not suffer from a peanut allergy or sensitivity, this product is safe to eat. The lot number is found on the bottom of the containers.

Consumers with questions may call our toll-free number: 800-551-0895 between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.

To read the announcement, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm187949.htm.

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Daily Q&A: What should I know about the Dove ice cream recall? 11/02/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 2, 2009 9:40am]
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