Just as cars are recalled for faulty parts, ice creams are also called back by manufacturers. Joining the fray in Australia is Unilever, which announced a recall of its Streets Blue Ribbon ice cream tubs citing the risk of broken plastic pieces in the content.
According to the company’s statement on Wednesday, the recall was initiated as it feared plastic pieces have gotten mixed into the ice cream and might cause injury, reports NewsCorp. It is suspected that the plastic pieces entered the ice cream from the machinery during production at Unilever’s Minto factory.
Calling it a “precautionary measure”, Unilever advised consumers that the products having a “best before date” between April 28, 2017, and April 27, 2018, should not be consumed.
It also urged the customers to return the products to the place of purchase to change them or get a full refund. However, tubs with a best before date from April 28, 2018, are fully safe, the statement said.
“This is an operational issue whereby plastic appears to have entered some tubs during the production process,” a Unilever spokeswoman said. She said a full investigation of the issue is underway and all quality assurance measures will be taken.
The company also appealed to the consumers to contact Unilever on 1800 801 885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarifications.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the recalled tubs of Blue Ribbon covers the 1.25L and 2L packs sold through retail outlets across Australia.
“We thank everyone for their co-operation and apologise for the inconvenience caused by this recall,” Unilever said.
According to analysts, Streets ice cream has a great legacy. It was started by Edwin Street and his wife at Corrimal, NSW in the 1930s. It grew fast to become Australia’s biggest and most popular ice cream. Sold throughout Australia and New Zealand, Streets Ice cream’s popular brands are Magnum and Paddle Pop besides Blue Ribbon.
The Ice creams tag lines make the claim that they can put a smile on people’s faces as Streets ice cream is fun supplemented and is very pro-health with the lower-fat and low sugar offerings.