Indiana ice cream company issues recall

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – An ice cream company based out of Merrillville, Indiana is recalling one of its products because it may contain peanut butter, which contains a peanut allergen.

Ice Cream Specialties is recalling its Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream. People who have a peanut allergy or are sensitive to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

The recall was issued after it was discovered that some Dairy Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream was mistakenly packaged in Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream cartons.

No illnesses have been reported at this point. The ice cream was distributed in northwest Indiana, northeast Illinois and Deer Park, New York and reached consumers through grocery stores and other retail food outlets, an FDA release said.

The recall is limited only to packages of Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream with the following UPC and Best Used by Date:

  • UPC: 0-71580-08103-1
  • Best used by: June 14, 2015

If you’ve bought this ice cream you’re asked to return it to where you bought it for a fill refund. If you have questions, call the company at 219-980-0800, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. For more information on the recall click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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