Weis Markets recalls ice cream for possible contamination with metal pieces


Next time you’re heading to the supermarket for ice cream, you may want to be extra cautious.

The Food and Drug Administration shared the announcement of Weis Markets' recall of their Cookies and Cream Ice Cream.

According to Fox Business, the recall happened due to some of the products containing metal pieces, potentially posing a choking hazard.

The FDA reported that the company recalled more than 10,800 of its 48-oz. containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream over concerns of “extraneous material, specifically metal 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 recall notice said. “There is concern of an additional piece of equipment present in the ice cream product(s) possibly presenting a choking hazard.”

Weis Markets confirmed that the flavor was sold in nearly 100 stores across several states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and West Virginia.

“The Weis Quality Cookies and Cream ice cream is packaged in a round 48- ounce container with a UPC of 041497-01253 and with a sell-by date of 10/28/21,” the FDA said.

When looking at the product, the sell-by date can be found on the bottom of the container.

Customers who purchased the specific ice cream can return the item for a full refund.

In addition, Weis Markets recalled over 500 3-gallon bulk containers of its Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream.

According to the company, the 3-gallon containers of the vanilla flavor, which was not for retail sale, were sold to “one retail establishment in New York and has been removed from sale.”

If you have a specific question regarding the recall, you can contact Weis Customer Service at 1-866-999-9347.

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