Weis Markets Inc. issued a recall Sunday to withdraw more than 11,000 ice cream containers for possible metal contamination, according to a company announcement.
There is a risk that the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically metal filling equipment parts, according to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall announcement. Weis Markets operates 197 retail stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
More than 10,000 of 48-ounce containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and 502 bulk containers of Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream have been affected. It is suspected that the vanilla ice cream containers were only sold to one New York retail establishment and were withdrawn from sale.
The Cookies and Cream ice cream flavor was distributed for retail sale. The packages have a sale date of Oct. 28 2021, which can be found close to the bottom of the tub, according to the announcement. (RELATED: Mouthwash Recall Issued Over Bacterial Contamination, 29 Reportedly Infected)
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The ice cream was distributed throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. At least one customer has mentioned a piece of metal being found, according to ABC 7.
The recall is one of the few the FDA has issued so far this year. Consumers are advised to discard the product or return it for a full refund if they have it.