The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Jan. 3 that Southwest Ice Cream Specialties is voluntarily recalling ShurFine Brand "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Dulce de Leche" Ice Cream because it may contain praline pecan ice cream, which contains wheat, soy and pecans.
The product is packed with a ShurFine Praline Pecan lid, but bears the Dulce de Leche product labeling on the carton. While no ShurFine product has been linked to any illness related to allergens at this time, Southwest Ice Cream Specialties is taking this precautionary measure because the ice cream inside the carton contains pecans, soy and wheat that are not declared on the packaging.
To date, no complaints or reactions have been reported. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans, soy and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
This product is produced by the Southwest Ice Cream Specialties processing facility in McKinney and is sold at various retail outlets under the ShurFine brand name. The nearest location to McKinney that sells the product is the Allsups in Princeton.
The affected product has a "Best By" date of November 8, 2014, and was sold by retailers in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. The carton carries the above referenced Universal Product Code (UPC) and plant code 48-3202-F. The UPC number for the product in question is 015400224840. The product size is 1.75 quarts (1.66L).
Consumers who purchased the product may discard it and return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Southwest Ice Cream Specialties at 1-800-587-2259 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.