The Food and Drug Administration is investigating four recent incidents involving the discovery of foreign objects in half-gallon ice cream containers sold at the Penn State Creamery
In mid-May, University officials were made aware by a consumer that a penny was found in a half-gallon of ice cream purchased over the counter at the Berkey Creamery on the University Park campus. Creamery officials, as well as University Police, investigated the incident and at that time, considered it an isolated occurrence, but continued to monitor the situation. Since that time, three more incidents involving pieces of plastic have been reported found by consumers in various flavors of half-gallon ice cream purchased over the counter at the Creamery.
No injuries have been reported.
University officials have conducted an assessment of the process and manufacturing facility and determined that the plastic objects did not come from any of the manufacturing equipment in use and are not part of the production process.
Since 1930 only one other incident of a foreign object in ice cream was ever reported and verified at the Creamery.
University Police ask that anyone with information on these incidents contact them at 863-1111.