More than 11,000 cartons of ice cream were recalled this week because they may contain metal pieces. The ice cream was sold in 197 stores across seven states, according to statement on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
The recall specifically affects 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and 502 bulk containers of Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream, the statement says, which were sold in Weis Markets stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The cookies and cream variety was sold in 48-ounce containers with a sell by date of October 28, 2021. (To see the full product information, check the FDA site here.)
However, the bulk containers of vanilla ice cream were sold in three-gallon containers and were not meant for retail sale. They were sold to one store in New York and have since been removed from shelves.
The ice cream was recalled due to potential contamination with metal shards that came from filling equipment parts. “There has been one report of a customer who discovered an intact piece of metal equipment in the Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream,” the statement says. “There is concern of an additional piece of equipment present in the ice cream product(s) possibly presenting a choking hazard.”
If you think you might have purchased any of the recalled ice cream, it’s worth checking your freezer just in case. And if you find that your ice cream is part of the recall, the company says you can return it to the store for a full refund.