Tillamook Recalls Waffle Cone Ice Cream Over Packaging Incident

The FDA requires foods and beverages that contain any of the nine major food allergens declare their presence on the label, as symptoms can range from hives and swollen lips to life-threatening anaphylactic shock. On May 31, the Tillamook County Creamery Association issued a voluntary recall of its Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream, as it was inadvertently packaged in a Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream carton, which doesn't disclose the two allergens contained in the Waffle Cone Swirl product.

Tillamook Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream contains both wheat and soy, which require allergy disclosures not present on the Chocolate Peanut Butter carton. Though the ice cream did contain the correct lid, identifying it as Waffle Cone Swirl, the allergen disclosures are printed on the side of the cartons, causing allergen-containing ice cream to be distributed without the warning. No allergic reactions had been reported when the recall was announced, and the voluntary decision to recall the ice cream was the result of consumers' reports of finding Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream inside the wrong packaging.

What should consumers do if they purchased the recalled ice cream?

The recalled ice cream was sold only in Safeway stores located in Washington State and portions of northern Idaho, and no more than 1,440 cartons of the mispackaged product were sold. The cartons are the 1.5-quart size and are marked on the bottom with the lot number TL-41-80 and BB041324, a code for the best-by date of 04/13/2024.

Consumers who purchased the recalled ice cream and who have wheat or soy allergies or sensitivity should not consume the product. Instead, they should discard it or return it to Safeway for a full refund. Questions about the recall should be directed to Tillamook either by email at: hello@tillamook.com or by phone at 855-562-3568. While the Tillamook County Creamery Association has certainly accumulated plenty of fans since its inception in 1909, consumers with wheat and soy allergies in the Northwestern U.S. should ensure they don't have any of the mispackaged Waffle Cone Swirl ice cream in their Tillamook floats.