Did you know that in New Jersey we eat about 20 pounds of ice cream every year? It’s true! The ice cream industry had a huge boom during COVID, most likely because we were hugging ourselves with food. The industry is worth almost 10 billion dollars. If you are an ice cream eater you should know that there is one kind in circulation that could be deadly.
The FDA came out with a bulletin warning that there is a specific ice cream that has been sold in New Jersey that could have dire consequences. There has been a recall issued for 108 containers of ice cream.
The ice cream in question was sold at Weis Markets. They have 197 locations, many in New Jersey. If you purchased the Weis Quality Sea Salt Caramel Ripple Ice Cream you should toss it if you have an allergy or sensitivity to soy or coconut because those ingredients were apparently included but not listed on the packaging.
The FDA said,
“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or coconut allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products”
The UPC of the ice cream is 041497-01288. There was a breakdown in the company production line and the packaging had a major misstep in forgetting to add those ingredients on its label.
Of course, if you have this ice cream and cannot consume it you are entitled to a full refund. There is a customer service phone number you can call with any questions: 866-999-9347. Thankfully no one has been sick as a result of the mistake and if we get the word out we can keep it that way.
Maybe you want to go out for ice cream instead...this past summer we compiled a list of the area's best spots:
Where To Get The Best Ice Cream At The Jersey Shore
If you are sticking to Ocean County...
Best Ice Cream Shops In Ocean County