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Ice Cream Recall Affects Products Sold in Orlando Area Grocery Stores

Orlando personal injury lawyers would like to alert readers to a recall affecting ice cream sold in nine states, including Florida and several stores in the Orlando area. The recall affects a batch of IGA Brand Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream manufactured by Dairy Fresh in 1.75-quart cartons that may contain allergens. The recalled cartons are printed with plant code "3783" and a Sell By date of 08-13-13 and may incorrectly contain Heavenly Hash ice cream, which contains almonds, coconut and soy, which are all potentially harmful to people with allergies to these foods.

"People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds, coconut or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," a recent Dairy Fresh press release said. "The company is aware of one consumer who experienced an allergic reaction after consuming the product manufactured with the ‘SELL BY’ date of 08-13-13. In an abundance of caution, the company is also recalling Vanilla & Chocolate ice cream dated between 06-08-13 and 08-27-13."

Dairy Fresh manufactures the ice cream at a plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., which is sold at IGA stores in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Some of the IGA stores in the Orlando metropolitan area include Tropical Supermarket at 695 S. Schoran Blvd. and Farmer’s Market Express at 11701 International Drive, both in Orlando, and Tropic Save Supermarket at 23 W. Silver Star Road in Ocoee.

A full listing of Florida IGA stores can be found on the company’s website. Dairy Fresh has announced that anyone who has purchased ice cream affected by the recall can discard it and return the package to the store for a full refund or exchange. For more information, buyers can also call Dairy Fresh at 800-587-2259 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

This recall appears to be caused by a simple case of human error, where one type of ice cream was portioned in the wrong cartons. However, for people with allergies to nuts, coconut, soy and other foods, an allergic reaction is anything but simple. People who suffer from nutmeat allergies have to be especially careful, as exposure to nuts can result in severe and potentially fatal reactions such as anaphylactic shock. A severe allergic reaction can result in expensive hospital stays, the inability to work and many other types of injuries. If you have been injured due to this or any other recalled product and you would like to speak with an Orlando product liability attorney, call Mr. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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