Ice cream lovers are being urged to check their freezers after Ben & Jerry’s issued a safety warning over its products.
Hundreds of Cookie Dough flavour ice cream are feared to have been contaminated with dangerous shards of metal.
Customers in the UK who have bought 500ml tubs are warned there could be metal filings inside and should check the base for the batch number.
The potentially dangerous batch codes are: L6210L011, L6211Lo11, L62112L011 and L62113L011.
It is suspected that the metal shards ended up in some ice cream tubs at the firm’s factory.
The company said: “Everyone with a 500ml tub of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough in their freezers at home should check the batch number on the bottom of the tub to make sure it’s not affected.
“If it matches the batch numbers listed, they should not eat the product and instead discard it in their household bin.
“Customers who believe they might have the affected tub of Cookie Dough 500 ml ice cream should call the folks at our customer careline on 0800 146252 for a replacement tub.”
The company said it takes pride in the quality of its ice cream and that only a limited amount of products are affected.
But said: “Everyone is very sorry that a limited number of Cookie Dough ice cream failed to meet expectations on this occasion.”