Weis Markets is recalling ice cream from almost 200 stores across seven states because a consumer found metal pieces in a container of it.
The company reports the recall includes 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and 502 bulk containers of Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream, according to a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
According to the recall notice, the implicated Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in 48-ounce containers has been removed from sale. It was sold in 197 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and West Virginia.
There is concern that consumers and retailers may have unused portions of the recalled ice cream on hand because of its long shelf life.
Consumers can use the following label information to determine whether they have the recalled ice cream:
- Weis Quality Cookies and Cream ice cream is packaged in round 48-ounce containers with a UPC number of 041497-01253 and a sell-by date of 10/28/21. The ice cream was produced on Oct. 28, 2020, and released for sale on Oct. 29, 2020. The sell-by date is located on the bottom of the container.
- The Klein’s Vanilla bulk ice cream is packaged in 3-gallon containers with a code stamp of 0302 and are not for retail sale. This product was sold to one retail establishment in New York and has been removed from sale.
“The recall was issued after a customer discovered an intact piece of metal equipment in the Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream — 48 oz. There is concern of an additional piece of equipment present in the ice cream that could present a choking hazard,” according to the recall notice.
The FDA recommends that consumers who have purchased this product return it for a full refund.
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