Blue Bell recalls butter crunch ice cream for possible contamination at Alabama plant
Published 9:57 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling a select lot of half gallon butter crunch ice cream produced on a specific line on August 26, 2019 in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because of the possibility the products may contain a foreign object.
Blue Bell discovered the issue when it was notified by a consumer of the presence of a piece of a plastic tool in a half gallon of butter crunch ice cream.
The company investigation revealed the broken tool was inadvertently incorporated into the production process in a small amount of product. In an abundance of caution, the company is recalling a full day of production of this flavor from this manufacturing facility.
The butter crunch ice cream half gallons produced in Sylacauga can be identified by the following code located on the top of the packaging lid: 082621222.
The affected butter crunch ice cream half gallons were distributed in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
All affected stores are directly delivered to and serviced by Blue Bell Creameries and have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves. There have been no reports of injuries due to consumption of this product to date. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA.
PRODUCT: Butter crunch ice cream half gallons
CODE DATE: 082621222
Consumers who have purchased these items can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977, Monday–Friday 8 am– 5 pm CST.
Code Date Explanation: The 9-digit code date can be found on the lid (near the brown rim).