Thursday, February 29, 2024

Weeks after dancer’s death, another recall for undeclared peanuts

Byrne Dairy is recalling half-gallon cartons of chocolate ice cream sold by Walmart and other retailers in upstate New York because the ice cream may contain undeclared peanuts, posing a risk serious or even fatal reaction for people allergic to nuts. .

The recall is notable as it comes nearly three weeks after the death of a young woman prompted another company to recall cookies containing peanuts not listed on product label.

Órla Baxendale, 25, suffered a fatal allergic reaction on January 11. Friends say she checked the ingredients before eating a cookie purchased at a Stew Leonard’s grocery store in Connecticut.

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The latest recall involves Byrne Dairy Mighty Fine Chocolate Ice Cream with a sell-by date of October 4, 2024, because it may contain undeclared peanuts, the Syracuse, N.Y.-based company announced Tuesday . “People with peanut allergies are at risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product,” the advisory issued by the FDA states.

Image of ice cream recalled because it may contain undeclared peanuts.

US Food and Drug Administration

The recall follows a consumer complaint that a product containing peanut butter was in packaging that did not list the ingredient due to mislabeling. “Due to a manufacturing error, chocolate ice cream may also contain peanut butter,” according to the company.

Walmart lists 19 stores in as many cities that sell the recalled product, including locations in East Syracuse, Utica, Waterloo and Watkins Gen. Distributed to retailers in upstate New York, the recall affects no more than 250 half-gallon units.

Those who purchase the recalled ice cream can return it to their place of purchase for a refund or throw it away. Those with questions can call Ashley Casey at (315) 627-1319 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time or email

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, prompting Southwest Airlines to terminate its long-standing practice of handing out free bags of peanuts on its flights in 2018.

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