The Berkey Creamery at Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania, warned patrons that pieces of plastic and a penny have been found in containers of ice cream sold earlier in 2012, the Associated Press reported August 14.
Creamery officials said one customer found a penny in a container bought in mid-May. Penn State police thought it an isolated incident until three more customers complained of plastic in containers. The creamery manager said the plastic pieces are not components from machines used in production. He said officials are limiting access to ingredients and increasing surveillance at the production facility.
The Food and Drug Administration is also involved in the investigation. The creamery produces ice cream, cheese, and other dairy products, much of it using milk from the university’s herd.
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