Palm Springs is in the throes of a horrendous heat wave this week, so many local parents may be opting for ice cream treats to keep kids cool. Think again before grabbing just any ice cream bar off the store shelves. Local Southern California based Arctic Zero, Inc. out of Escondido has just issued a voluntary recall on 16 oz. pints and chocolate dipped dessert bars the company produced before February 2012. The ice cream treats are made with whey protein (which is made from milk), however, milk was not listed on the packaging ingredient list. For those sensitive to milk related allergens, this could trigger illness.
The recalled dessert treats consist of eight different flavors sold in the 16 oz. pints: Vanilla Maple (UPC: 8-52244-00306-0), Mint Chocolate Cookie (UPC: 8-52244-00304-6), Cookies and Cream (UPC: 8-52244-00303-9), Chocolate Peanut Butter (UPC: 8-52244-00301-5), Coffee (UPC: 8-52244-00302-2), Chocolate (UPC: 8-52244-00300-8), Strawberry (UPC: 8-52244-00305-3) and Pumpkin Spice (UPC: 8-52244-00307-7) and two different flavors of the 4-pack chocolate dipped bars: Strawberry and Orange Cream (UPC: 8-52244-00309-1) and Chocolate and Vanilla (UPC: 8-52244-00308-4)
Although there have been no reported cases of illness from consumption of the product, the company has decided to take the necessary precautions by issuing the recall.
For consumers with milk allergies that may have purchased any of the above mentioned products from a local Ralphs, Natures Natural Health Food Market, Whole Foods, Winn Dixie or Sprouts, they are encouraged to return the item to the store point of purchase for a full refund.
Need to reach the company regarding questions on the recall? Arctic Zone, Inc. can be reached Monday through Friday, 9Am-4PM PST or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the company
Arctic Zero, Inc. offers a healthy alternative to eating calorie-ridden ice cream that not only tastes good, but is also mindful to the childhood obesity epidemic.
Shannon Duffy is the Palm Springs Parenting Editor and co-author of The Couples Guide to Pregnancy & Beyond and Stormy Knight: Prom Queen of the Undead. Have a topic or event you’d like covered? Just send her an email at email@example.com