CLEVELAND – A packaging mistake led Royal Ice Cream Company to voluntarily recall certain containers of its Wawa Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream Pints.
The mislabeled pints in question contain chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirl, instead of the coffee flavor on the label, and the company announced the recall of those specific products due to peanut allergies and the risk of serious reactions.
The products being recalled, Royal Ice Cream stated, only were distributed to Wawa stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The recalled containers of Wawa Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream Pints have a best by date of Oct. 23, 2023, and code date of 22094 39-62. No other ice cream products were affected by the recall, the company said.
Royal Ice Cream is recalling the affected products from consumers, retail shelves, stock rooms and warehouses. The mispackaged products all are in one pint containers (473mL) and have the UPC code 7 26191 00351 3, as well as the Oct. 4, 2023 best by date and 22094 39-62 code date.
The company stated it initiated the recall after Wawa, Inc., notified Royal Ice Cream about a customer who purchased one of the containers and reported that it had a peanut butter taste. Royal Ice Cream then determined the pints of ice cream containing the undeclared peanut allergen needed to be recalled.
The companies recommended customers who bought any of the now recalled pints dispose of the products and reach out to Wawa’s customer service department at https://www.wawa.com/contact or go to the US Food & Drug Administration website at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls for more details. Consumers also can call Royal Ice Cream at (216) 432-1144.