Fort Myers Ice Cream Recall: Six Treats Lack Essential Allergen Labeling

Fort Myers, FL – April 12, 2024 – Attention ice cream lovers with allergies! Six popular ice cream and gelato treats from Belgian Yummies, distributed across Fort Myers, have been recalled due to missing allergen information on the packaging.

The recall, initiated by Belgian Yummies in collaboration with the Florida Department of Agriculture, affects a variety of flavors and brands. The missing information pertains to crucial allergens like wheat, soy, egg, coconut, peanuts, and Yellow No. 5 food coloring.

“Outdated labels” were identified as the culprit behind the missing allergen information, according to a Belgian Yummies’ recall notice.

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Products Recalled:

  • Belgian Yummies Gelato:
    • Strawberry flavor (5-liter gray container, contains Yellow No. 5)
    • Horchata flavor (4.75-liter pan, contains wheat)
    • Birthday Cake flavor (5-liter container, contains wheat and Yellow No. 5)
    • All recalled gelatos have an expiration date of August 31, 2024.
  • Belgian Yummies Sandwiches:
    • Vanilla, Chocolate, Key Lime, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, and Peanut Butter flavors (all contain various combinations of soy, wheat, egg, coconut, and/or peanuts)
  • Sofra Sandwiches:
    • Chocolate and Vanilla flavors (both contain wheat, soy, coconut, and egg)
  • Ria Sandwiches (Vanilla flavor):
    • Contains egg, soy, wheat, and coconut

The recalled sandwiches are packaged in clear or gold packaging and also share an expiration date of August 31, 2024.

Potential Health Risk:

The missing allergen information poses a serious health risk, particularly for consumers with allergies to wheat, soy, egg, coconut, peanuts, or a sensitivity to Yellow No. 5. Consuming these products could trigger a “serious or life-threatening allergic reaction,” warns the Belgian Yummies’ notice.

Consumer Advisory:

Consumers who have purchased these recalled ice cream and gelato treats are urged to discard them immediately.

For any questions or concerns regarding the recall, you can contact Belgian Yummies at 239-202-8146 (Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm Eastern Time) or by email at  belgianyummies@gmail.com.