The latest food recall has come in from Blue Bell Ice Cream. The recall is effective immediately and was issued over concerns related to a foreign object making its way into one of the lots of the ice cream. It applies to only to one flavor of the fan-favorite ice cream: Butter Crunch.
What is the Reason for the Recall?
The consumer complaint alleged that they found a piece of a plastic tool in their Blue Bell Ice Cream. The plastic was accidentally incorporated into the product, according to a Blue Bell representative. “In an abundance of caution, the company is recalling a full day of production of this flavor from this manufacturing facility,” the representative stated.
The caution exercised by the company is a much preferable alternative to someone taking a bite of their frozen treat only to get a laceration in their mouth or throat from a piece of sharp plastic. Blue Bell has stated that no injuries have been reported at the time of this writing and that retailers have been asked to take the product off of shelves.
This is the first major Blue Bell recall since a 2015 recall of all of the company’s frozen products after fears of a listeria outbreak became public.
The recall was first issued on Tuesday, October 8. The company issued the recall in connection to a complaint from a consumer relating to a foreign object found in the ice cream. The recall applies to a lot of the ice cream produced on August 26, 2019, and distributed in nine states.
The states affected by the recall are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The product code, printed on top of the lid of the product, will read 082621222 if it is a recalled tub.
Those with Butter Crunch flavor Blue Bell Ice Cream should not eat it, and instead, bring it back to where you bought it with the receipt. Those who return the ice cream affected by the recall will be issued a full refund for their purchase. The recall only affects the half-gallon sizes of the flavor.