Blue Bell Ice Cream has another health scare on its hands - and this one comes directly from a customer.
A social media video has gone viral, showing a woman grabbing a tub of Blue Bell from a store freezer, opening the lid and licking the ice cream, then putting the container back!
Officials at Blue Bell headquarters in Brenham, Texas are working with law enforcement to track the woman down, saying in part "this type of incident will not be tolerated."
To protect yourself, the company says the ice cream in its containers should freeze to the lid, creating a natural seal. If anyone previously tampered with a lid, consumers would likely notice.
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Blue Bell issued the following statement:
"We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the recent food tampering incident. We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms. This type of incident will not be tolerated.
Food safety is a top priority, and we work hard to provide a safe product and maintain the highest level of confidence from our consumers.
During production, our half gallons are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes to create a natural seal. The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable.
We will continue to monitor this situation."