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Foreign object leads to recall of Butter Crunch Blue Bell ice cream

A recall this week by Blue Bell Creameries is meant to ensure that a foreign object isn’t included as one of the toppings on your heaping bowl of Butter Crunch ice cream. According to Blue Bell and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a select lot of ice cream created on August 26, 2019, in Alabama, “may contain a foreign object.”

A company-wide investigation began after a customer discovered “a piece of a plastic tool” in their half gallon of Butter Crunch ice cream. The company believes the broken tool may have made its way into “a small amount of product.” The code for the recalled ice cream is: 082621222. It can be found on the lid of the ice cream.

PRODUCT: Butter Crunch Ice Cream half gallons

CODE DATE: 082621222

The ice cream in question was delivered to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Retailers that received shipments of the affected ice cream have been notified, and the products have been removed from those stores. No injuries or illnesses have been reported at this time. 

If you believe you’ve purchased the recalled ice cream, you can return them to your retailer for a refund. Customers can also contact Blue Bell directly at: 979-836-7977, Monday–Friday 8 am– 5 pm CST.

To read the full recall statement from the FDA, click here: