Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily recalled a select lot of half-gallon Butter Crunch ice cream out of an abundance of caution. A broken piece of equipment is responsible for the recall.
On October 8, Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily recalled a select lot of Butter Crunch half-gallon tubs, due to a piece of foreign matter being found by a consumer. During a company investigation, it was found that a broken tool was accidentally incorporated into an ice cream batch back in August.
Only Butter Crunch tubs packaged on August 26 at the Sylacauga, Alabama, plant are affected. The product was later distributed to retailers in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The recall has been posted on the Food and Drug Administration and Blue Bell Creameries websites.
The company has asked that all retailers selling the product remove the Butter Crunch flavor from their shelves.
What is Being Recalled:
The affected tubs contain the code "082621222" on the lid of the half-gallon tubs and were packed on August 26.
Blue Bell has not specified a "use by" date and has only shared the code on top of the Butter Crunch containers.
What to Do:
No injuries have been reported so far.
You can return the product to the store of purchase for a full refund or dispose of the ice cream properly. If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Blue Bell at 979-836-7977 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
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