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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • CONTACT: Melissa Mattilio
  • O: (717) 872-5461 ext. 153
  • C: (717) 368-0059
  • melissa.mattilio@turkeyhill.com
  • Aneisha Howard
  • O: (717) 234-8886 ext 171
  • C: (717) 433-1418
  • ahoward@pavone.net

Turkey Hill Dairy Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Coconut In Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural Ice Cream

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (October 15, 2012) — Turkey Hill Dairy of Lancaster County, PA, is voluntarily recalling 1200 packages of Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural Ice Cream, 48 oz. because it contains undeclared coconut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The 1200 packages of Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural Ice Cream were distributed in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Wilkes Barre-Scranton and Philadelphia areas of Pennsylvania through direct distribution by Turkey Hill to the following stores: Turkey Hill Minit Markets, Cold Cut Hut (Philadelphia, PA), Shady Maple Farm Market (Blue Ball, PA), and John Herr's Village Market (Millersville, PA).

This recall involves only:

Turkey Hill Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural Ice Cream
Container Size: 48 oz.
UPC Code: 0-20735-11203-8
Sell By Code: 09/28/2013 42-092 L3/56 Affected Production Time: 05:58 AM to 06:30 AM

Turkey Hill has not received any reports of consumer illness or allergic reaction caused by consuming this product.

The inclusion of coconut as an undeclared allergen in Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural ice Cream was reported by a consumer who had purchased the product. Turkey Hill confirmed the allergen contamination and issued this recall. Subsequent investigation indicated that the contamination was isolated to the last 32 minutes of the production run of Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural Ice Cream on 9-28-12.

Consumers possessing packages of the product listed above are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Consumers are encouraged to contact Turkey Hill with any concerns or questions, at 1-800-MY-DAIRY (1-800-693-2479) or e-mail our Customer Relations Department at crela@turkeyhill.com.

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