Urgent recall of Ben & Jerrys ice cream after mix-up that could kill customers

Ben & Jerry's has recalled one of its most popular ice creams from UK shelves.

And online fans have taken the opportunity to ridicule the famous, and recently controversial brand.

The company has recalled its Moo-phoria Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream sold at Sainsbury’s.

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As a result of a packaging error due to it having the incorrect lid.

Rather than the one it should have, it actually got topped with the lid of the brand's Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream, resulting in peanuts not being mentioned on the lid.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

The UK Government's Food Hygiene Agency said: “Ben & Jerry’s is recalling the product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

“The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.

“This notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product.

"If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to peanuts do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund."

The affected batch is the 435ml size tubs marked with the L1278 batch code, dated best before April 2023.

And fans on social media slammed the company – referencing its recent foray into the world of left-wing politics with recent statements on boycotting parts of Israel.

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One user on Twitter wrote: “Is this what happens when your politics get in the way of your day job?”

And another added: “Globalist slop being unhealthy, what a surprise.”

A Ben & Jerry's spokesman said: "The safety of the people that buy and enjoy our products is always our number one priority, which is why we are taking the voluntary precaution of recalling this one batch as it could pose a safety risk to those people with a peanut allergy.

“No other Ben & Jerry's products or retailers are affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.”

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