Consumers are being warned not to eat certain brands of ice cream. In an announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Notice posted to the websiteH-E-B Creamy Creations light mint chocolate chip ice cream has been recalled because of an undeclared allergy. It may contain wheat, which could pose a risk to the health of some consumers.
H-E-B only recalled H-E-B Creamy Creation Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream on Aug. 1. H-E-B stores across Texas and Mexico sold the recalled half-gallon-sized ice cream. Customers can identify the recall product by the UPC code 4122048399 as well as the Best By date. “06 Jan 23.”Other products are not included in the recall.
After a labeling error was discovered, H-E-B reissued the recall. Per the FDA, H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Cookies & Cream Ice Cream was identified in some cartons labeled as H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Cookies & Cream Ice Cream contains wheat, and due to the mix up, the ingredient was not included on the label. A wheat allergy sufferer could experience a severe reaction if the ingredient is not declared. Eating wheat or inhaling wheat flour can cause allergic reactions. According to Mayo ClinicAn allergic reaction to wheat can occur within minutes or hours of eating wheat. Itching, swelling, irritation, pain in the throat or mouth, headaches, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and nasal congestion are all possible symptoms. Anaphylaxis can be caused by wheat allergy in some people. This may include swelling, tightness of the throat or chest, difficulty swallowing, severe difficulty breathing and trouble swallowing. Anaphylaxis can cause severe allergic reactions that can lead to death.
The recall product has not been linked to any adverse reactions or illnesses. However, those with wheat allergies should be advised to stop using the product. You can return the recalled ice-cream to your nearest H-EB store to receive a full refund. Contact H-E-B Customer Services at 1-855-432-44438 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. According to FDA, “all affected product has been removed from store shelves.”