Blue Bell releases statement following viral ice cream licking video

Posted at 6:57 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 21:17:36-04

Blue Bell released a statement on Monday saying the company is working with law enforcement and retail partners following a video that was posted on social media showing Blue Bell ice cream being tampered with.

The video shows a woman licking the top of a carton of Tin Roof ice cream before returning it to the grocery store freezer shelf.

Blue Bell posted a statement on its website saying the company is working to identify the woman in the video.

The full statement reads:

"We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the incident this past weekend of a video posted to social media showing a Blue Bell item being tampered with. We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms. This type of incident will not be tolerated.

"Food safety is a top priority, and we work hard to provide a safe product and maintain the highest level of confidence from our consumers.

"During production, our half gallons are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes to the lid creating a natural seal. The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable.

"We will continue to monitor this situation."