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Walmart supplier recalls ice cream due to plastic contaminant

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries L.P. issued a recall of a select lot of half-gallon butter crunch ice cream over concerns that they may be contaminated with plastic pieces.

According to an Oct. 9 notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall covers butter crunch ice cream half gallons produced in Sylacauga, Ala., on Aug. 26. They bear the code 082621222 on top of the packaging lid.

The issue was discovered after Blue Bell was notified by a consumer of the presence of a piece of a plastic tool in the product in question. Blue Bell's probe revealed that the broken plastic tool was inadvertently integrated into the production process in a small amount of product.

The affected ice cream products were distributed in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, including at Walmart Inc. stores.

According to the FDA notice, there have been no reports of injuries due to the consumption of the product involved.