Weis Recalls Brownie Moose Tracks Ice Cream Due To Undeclared Egg

Just one week after a brand of tamales got recalled from Trader Joe's stores over unlisted milk, the FDA has posted yet another undeclared allergen recall. This time, it's unlisted traces of egg inside ice cream cartons: On August 31, Weis Markets issued a recall of all 48-ounce containers of its Weis Quality Brownie Moose Tracks Ice Cream. According to Weis Markets' release to the FDA, the cross-contamination is due to an error where the ice cream was processed on equipment shared with other egg-containing products.

The tainted product poses a risk that may vary by age. While eggs seldom cause negative reactions in adults, they are among the main culprits behind food allergies in children. Signs of an adverse reaction in children can include hives, reddening of the face, and changes in the skin. Adults may wheeze, sneeze, and experience eye or lip swelling.

Unfortunately, the ice cream was distributed to all Weis Markets locations in every one of the seven states the grocery chain operates in. While no other flavors other than Brownie Moose Tracks are listed in the news release, the recall is quite extensive and comprehensive: Every single container at every single location is included in the recall regardless of lot number or sell-by date. Anyone who has purchased a Weis brand container of ice cream with a UPC of 041497-01194 can return it to the point of sale for a free refund.

Not Weis' first count of undeclared allergens

This will mark Weis Markets' second count of ice cream recalls over unlisted allergens and its third ice cream recall in as many years. The first instance of Weis ice cream recalls listed by the FDA happened in January 2021, when over 10,000 ice cream containers were recalled from all Weis Markets stores due to potential metal pieces found inside the product. According to the FDA, Weis recalled every single container that had been packaged on the date of the equipment error — October 28, 2020 — which came to a grand total of 11,371 ice cream products.

Thankfully, no other Weis ice cream recall has been nearly as extensive or dangerous. In November of last year, the Mid-Atlantic grocery chain recalled over 100 containers of its Premium Sea Salt and Caramel Ripple Ice Cream due to a packaging error that failed to declare the presence of soy and coconut within the product. While the ice cream was also distributed to all 197 operating stores, the recall was thankfully limited to 108 easily identifiable containers. So far, no illnesses have been reported for either instance of mislabeled Weis ice cream products.