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Kawartha Dairy pulls 2 ice cream flavours over possible metal pieces in chocolate chips

Popular ice-cream producer Kawartha Dairy Ltd. is recalling two flavours of its ice cream over concerns they may contain small metal pieces.

The Bobcaygeon, Ont., company posted on its social media feeds that it is withdrawing its 1.5 litre and 11.4 litre mint chip and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream after detecting the “possibility of small metal pieces” in the chocolate chips provided by one of its suppliers.

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The products were sold in Ontario, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

“The potential metal pieces are very small and have a very low risk of posing a choking hazard,” stated CEO Brian Kerr.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the affected products — with production codes found on the edge — are:

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“No other flavours of ice cream are involved, and the withdrawal is limited to the production codes above,” Kerr said. “We are making this voluntary withdrawal out of an abundance of caution, because the safety of our customers and your confidence in our products has always been our number one priority. Kawartha Dairy has not received any consumer complaints regarding this issue and no injuries have been reported.”

The CFIA says there have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of the ice cream products.

A label of one of the recalled products.
A label of one of the recalled products. Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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Anyone who purchased the products should throw them out or return them to the location where they were purchased for a full refund. You can also email Kawartha Dairy for a full refund or if you have further questions.

Premier Ford visits Peterborough company and Bobcaygeon’s Kawartha Dairy on Thursday – Jul 30, 2020

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