NPR : News

Filed Under:

Penn State's Latest Woes: There's Something In The Ice Cream

As if Penn State didn't have enough problems these days, it looks like someone may be spiking its famous ice cream.

The historic Berkey Creamery is recalling all ice cream and frozen yogurt made between May 16 and Aug. 11 after three people reported finding "small plastic foreign objects" in their favorite half-gallons. One person even reported finding a penny, according to the Centre Daily Times.

The creamery is erring on the side of caution, it says, by conducting a broad recall that stretches from the State College campus to Internet sales. "Although by all accounts these appear to be isolated incidents, they are troubling to say the least," says Tom Palchak, creamery manager, in a press release distributed by the Food and Drug Administration.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported.

The incident came to light after campus police began a criminal investigation when plastic bits less than one-inch long began appearing in some customers' ice cream last month.

The creamery doesn't think the foreign objects got there while the ice cream was made. "An independent investigation of the reports of foreign objects conducted for the Creamery, while not conclusive, suggests that the objects did not enter the ice cream during the manufacturing process," the press release says.

Still, it's stepping up surveillance, alerting suppliers, and using an X-ray device and metal detectors — just like lots of other manufacturers — in the hopes of keeping the ice cream adulterers from sabotaging more sundaes.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

A Photographer Gets Old — Over And Over — In 'The Many Sad Fates'

Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
NPR

This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
NPR

Barbershop: Trump's Comments And Latinos

Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Denise Galvez of Latinas for Trump and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss Donald Trump's week of comments about a former Miss Universe.
NPR

We May Die, But Our Tweets Can Live Forever

A new exhibit explores what people leave behind online after they die. BuzzFeed senior writer Doree Shafrir discusses what it was like to attend her own "digital funeral."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.