Mispackaged Ice Cream Prompts Latest Blue Bell Recall

Potential allergy concern exists with mispackaged products

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling select pints of Rocky Road ice cream that actually contain Cookies 'n Cream.

The Brenham-based creamery voluntarily recalled the pints after learning they contained vanilla ice cream with chocolate creme cookies instead of marshmallows and roasted almonds mixed with dark chocolate ice cream.

More seriously, Cookies 'n Cream "contains the undeclared allergens soy and wheat, which may present a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction risk to people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or wheat."

No illnesses have been reported.

"The pints can be identified as a Rocky Road pint with a Cookies 'n Cream lid, and contain Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream. They can also be identified by the following code located on the bottom of the pint: 022918576," the Food and Drug Administration said in a news release Wednesday.

The mispackaged pints were sold in Texas and Louisiana through retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets.

If you aren't able to eat the Cookies 'n Cream, or if you just really wanted Rocky Road, you can get a refund by returning the pint to the store from which it was purchased.

Last year, Blue Bell shut down operations at three creameries after a listeria contamination sickened 10 people between January 2010 and January 2015. Sicne resuming operations, Blue Bell has vowed to "reassess everything" to make sure their products are safe.

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