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This ice cream has been recalled because there’s metal in it, FDA says

Weis Markets has issued a recall for its ice cream products because it might contain ‘foreign matter.’

The exterior of the Weis Markets Inc. store in Tunhannock, Pennsylvania, is seen in this July 6, 2017 photo.
The exterior of the Weis Markets Inc. store in Tunhannock, Pennsylvania, is seen in this July 6, 2017, photo.
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Weis Markets has issued a new recall for more than 10,000 containers of ice cream because it contains “foreign matter.”

What’s going on?

Weis Markets said it is recalling:

  • 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz.).
  • 502 bulk containers of Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream (3 gallon tub).

The company said it is recalling the ice cream because it “may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically metal filling equipment parts,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.

  • One customer reportedly discovered metal equipment inside their ice cream. There’s concern among the company there might be more metal pieces inside the ice cream, which could be a choking hazard.

The ice cream has been removed from Weis Markets stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and West Virginia.

The good news

The ice cream products were sold in bulk containers and were not available for retail sale. They were stored in a warehouse and not distributed, according to the FDA.