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11,000 Ice Cream Containers Recalled From Weis Markets

Published on Jan 21, 2021 at 8:00 am in Product Liability.

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Weis Markets has issued a recall of more than 11,000 containers of ice cream after concerns about metal filings in the frozen treats. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shared the recall on January 10, 2021 after Weis announced the issue on January 8. The ice cream in question was sold at 197 Weis Markets stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and West Virginia.

In total, the company has recalled 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in 48-ounce contains, as well as 502 bulk units of Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream in three-gallon containers. The recall was issued due to a concern of an additional piece of equipment present in the ice cream possibly presenting a choking hazard.

According to the recall noticed, there has been one report of someone finding an “intact piece of metal equipment” in their ice cream. Now, there is concern that more containers may have been contaminated as well.

Customers who purchased the Weis Quality Cookies and Cream ice cream in the 48-ounce container with a UPC of 041497-01253 with a sell-by date of 10/28/2021 can return the product for a full refund. The ice cream was produced on 10/28/2020 and was released for sale on 10/29/2020. The Klein’s Vanilla bulk ice cream is not for retail sale. The containers with a code stamp of 0302 were sold to one retail establishment in New York. They have been removed from sale.

Two other types of ice cream were packaged on the same date, including 665 containers of Klein’s Cookies and Cream Dairy Bulk and 286 containers of Nelson’s Graham Slam Bulk; however, those units were stored in a warehouse and were never distributed.

Weis has yet to release information on how or why the metal shards ended up in the ice cream containers. Customers looking for additional information are being directed to contact Weis Customer Service at 1-866-999-9347 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Ice cream is not the only recalled product as of recent. There have also been a number of other high-profile recalls, including one for multiple Sportmix pet foods. The recall followed the deaths of at least 28 dogs. According to the company, certain varieties of the brand’s pet food could contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin, which is a mold that can grow on corn and other grains used in dog food.

If you have questions or concerns regarding a product you believe caused you harm, a lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can explore the matter for you and help you determine if legal action is available.

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