FDA Raises Concerns Over Ice Cream Recall

(NewsReady.com) – Kids across the country have started summer vacation. That means sunshine, long days, and ice cream are upon them. Unfortunately, in April, a Texas grocer issued a voluntary recall for some of its ice cream products. Now the recall has been reclassified.

On April 27, H-E-B announced a voluntary recall for Creamy Creations ice cream. Metal shavings were reportedly found in the products. The company issued a recall for the 12-count, 3-ounce cups of chocolate ice cream with the UPC 4122062948, the lime/orange combo with the UPC 4122081930, and the homemade/chocolate combo with the UPC 4122081931.

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first notified the public of the recall, it did not classify it under the agency’s three categories, but now it has given it a Class II designation.

  • Class I: when there’s a “reasonable probability” that exposure or use of a product could result in death or serious health consequences.
  • Class II: when use or exposure to a product could cause temporary healthproblems,s but the possibility of serious health issues are remote.
  • Class III: when a product is unlikely to cause any adverse problems.

Although the FDA reclassified the recall, there are no reports of anyone having suffered injuries or other health problems as a result of their consumption of the ice cream. The products were only distributed in Texas at H-E-B stores, Joe V’s Smart Shop, Central Market, and Mi Tienda stores. The products were quickly removed from store shelves, and H-E-B is now working to ship more of the ice cream to stores and get it back on the shelves.

Anyone who has the products at home can still return them to the store for a refund. The company asks that consumers not eat the ice cream. Customers who have questions or concerns about the products can contact H-E-B’s customer service line at 1-855-432-4438.

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