Nut allergies prompt Kroger ice cream recall in 17 states

CINCINNATI, OH (WMBF) - A flavor of Kroger-brand ice cream has been recalled in 17 states Tuesday, after company officials said it could contain tree nuts not listed on the packaging.

Officials said those who are allergic to the nuts could have a potentially life-threatening reaction after eating the Kroger Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream. People who do not have nut allergies should not have a safety issue with the product.

The ice cream was sold in 48 ounce containers with a "sell by" date of Jan. 24, 2011. The date is the only one affected by the recall.

Company officials report the ice cream was distributed and sold in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia stores.

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