Giant: Pet food, ice cream recalled

Sean Philip Cotter

Giant Food Stores says some of the ice cream it's been peddling as Dutch chocolate is actually the more allergen-heavy Rocky Road in disguise, and certain brands of dog food it's sold might contain hard plastic.

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The Giant/Martin's company said in a release Monday that some of the Turkey Hill ice cream it's carrying is mislabeled; the container says it's the flavor Dutch chocolate, but it's actually Rocky Road. The Rocky Road is fine to eat for most people — after they get past the initial disappointment that they don't have Dutch chocolate, presumably — but Rocky Road, unlike the chocolate, is made with eggs and almonds, Giant says.

Anyone with a sensitivity to either of those ingredients may risk severe illness by eating Rocky Road, according to Giant.

According to the release, the packages in question are 48-oz. containers of purportedly Turkey Hill Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream, UPC 20735-42095, with the sell-by date on the bottom of the package of 05/23/17.

Also on Monday, Giant put out a release that the MARS Petcare company had recalled some of the dog-food products that Giant carries. The release states that some packages of the Cesar Classics Filet Mignon and Cesar Classics Variety Pack have hard chunks of white plastic in them that animals could choke on.

The specific products are the 3.5-oz. packs of Cesar Classics Filet Mignon, UPC 23100017792, number 21443, and the 24 packs of Cesar Classics Variety Pack, UPC 23100010257, number 143949, according to the release.

Giant says that it has not received any reports of illnesses or injuries relating to any of these products.

The release says that customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund. Call Turkey Hill Dairy at 1-800-693-2479, MARS Petcare at 800-421-6456 or Giant at 1-888-814-4268 for more information.

— Sean Cotter covers York City for The York Dispatch. Contact him or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.