Ice cream is an extremely common food in the United States, especially among children. But should you be giving your children a certain type of ice cream? Turkey Hill ice cream, which is quite popular across the U.S., has recalled three favorite flavors.
ABC News reports that Turkey Hill ice cream manufacturers have recalled three flavors, because they may contain metal shavings. “The recall, announced Friday, covers 1.5-quart tubs of Fudge Ripple Premium Ice Cream as well as 1-pint packages of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Premium Ice Cream and Moose Tracks Stuff’d Frozen Dairy Dessert sold in select stores,” according to ABC. The company issued the warning on their website.
There have not been any reports of illnesses due to the ice cream or objects found in it yet but the recall is still premature. Turkey Hill recently issued a statement in the company’s defense, “All affected stores are directly delivered to and serviced by Turkey Hill Dairy and have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves.” ABC reports that the affected packages were sold to consumers around October 1st.
The FDA has not posted anything about the recall yet although it was issued last Friday. However ABC reports that the FDA is overseeing the recall and taking the issue seriously. Apparently the FDA has not been able to run efficiently due to the government shut down. The agency has reported that over half of its employees have not been able to come to work. The FDA issued a statement saying it is “unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities.” They also stated that employees are basically only available for high-risk recalls at this time. Any customers who bought the recalled ice cream are being urged to return it for a refund or immediately discard it before someone unknowingly consumes it.