Blue Bell has announced a voluntary recall of select half gallons of Butter Crunch ice cream.
The ice cream was produced at the plant in Sylacauga, Alabama on August 26th, and was not shipped to Texas. Blue Bell initiated the recall when it was notified by a consumer, who found a broken piece of a plastic tool used in production. Blue Bell says the tool was "inadvertently incorporated" into a small amount of product.
The affected half gallons were distributed in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Blue Bell has instructed all affected stores to remove the product from their shelves.
Blue Bell says there have been no reports of injuries due to consumption of the products, to this point. It says it is conducting the recall in cooperation with the FDA.
Full release from Blue Bell Creameries:
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, AL 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.