EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTurkey Hill Ice Cream Recalled Over Metal Shavings Risk
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Katie Moisse, ABC News
Reported: Oct. 7, 2013 11:34 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 7, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
ABC News reported that ice cream maker Turkey Hill has recalled three of its flavors over a risk that they might 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 across Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, according to the company's website.
"There have been no reports of any foreign objects being found or any injury/illness occurring," the company said in a statement. "All affected stores are directly delivered to and serviced by Turkey Hill Dairy and have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves."
The affected packages were sold to consumers after Oct. 1, even though the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Moose Tracks products had sell-by dates in September, according to the recall notice.
Turkey Hill did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for a comment.
Although the Pennsylvania-based ice creamery announced the voluntary recall on its website Friday, the information has yet to be posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - the federal agency charged with overseeing the recall.
With roughly 45 percent of its staff furloughed due to the government shutdown, the FDA is "unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities," the agency said in a statement on day two of the shutdown, adding that workers are available for "vital activities" like high-risk recalls.
Read about other ways the shutdown could be impacting your health.
Customers who purchased the recalled ice cream are instructed to return the packages to the place of purchase for a refund or call Turkey Hill Dairy at 1-800-MY-DAIRY. Here are the details of the recalled products:
Turkey Hill Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Premium Ice Cream Size 1 Pint (473 ml) UPC Code: 0-20735-42005-8 Sell By Date: 10/04/2014 42-092
Turkey Hill Fudge Ripple Premium Ice Cream Size 1.5 quart (48 Ounce) UPC Code: 0-20735-11011-9 Sell By Date: 09/30/2014 42-092
Turkey Hill Moose Tracks Stuff'd Frozen Dairy Dessert Size: 1 Pint (473 ml) UPC Code: 0-20735-42025-6 Sell By Date: 09/27/2014 42-092
Click here for more information on the recall.
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