The Berkey Creamery at Penn State recalled frozen treats it made over a nearly three-month span after consumers reported finding small pieces of plastic and, in one case, a penny in their ice cream.
The recall announced Thursday affects ice cream and frozen yogurt made between May 16 and Aug. 11 by the on-campus Berkey Creamery. The products have BEST IF USED BY dates between Feb. 10, 2013 and Aug. 11, 2013.
University officials say no injuries or illnesses have been linked to the products but that they're “erring on the side of caution.”
"The safety of the public is our No. 1 concern," said Creamery manager Tom Palchak. "Although by all accounts these appear to be isolated incidents, they are troubling to say the least. We have a longstanding reputation for safety at the Creamery and a product that consumers trust. We are erring on the side of caution with this recall and in taking the actions we are taking to prevent any recurrence."
The creamery first received a report about a penny in a half-gallon ice cream container in May. Penn State police thought it an isolated incident until three other customers complained of plastic in their containers.
The Centre Daily Times reports an independent investigation found the plastic pieces did not get into the product during manufacturing.