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Blue ribbon ice cream recalled

Unilever Australia has recalled 1.25l and 2l tubs of Blue Ribbon ice cream tubs because of fears they may contain plastic pieces.

The company said in a statement that there have been a small number of cases where plastic has been found so they are recalling the products to prevent possible injury to consumers.

The affected products have best before dates between 28th April 2017 – 27th April 2018. The recall affects products sold through retail outlets across Australia.

Members of the public can return empty ice cream tubs to the place of purchase for a full refund.

According to the SMH, the contamination took place during the production process at the company’s Minto factory.

“This is an operational issue whereby plastic appears to have entered some tubs during the production process,” a Unilever spokeswoman said.

“We have undertaken a full investigation of the issue and reviewed our quality assurance measures. We have implemented a number of measures to address the issue and are confident the steps we have taken have rectified the problem.”

Unilver said products with a best before date from 28th April 2018 onwards are not affected and invited members of the public to contact the company if they have any questions.

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