Blue Bell says ice cream-licking viral video happened in Lufkin

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Blue Bell Creameries says it believes it has located the store where a viral video was shot showing a woman licking a container of ice cream and then putting the container back into a freezer.

Blue Bell said the incident happened in a Lufkin Walmart. The company removed all of the Tin Roof flavor gallons from the location as a precaution.

Blue Bell released the following statement:

"We have identified a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas as the store where the malicious act of food tampering took place. Our staff recognized the location in the video, and we inspected the freezer case. We found a Tin Roof half gallon that appears to have been compromised. Based on security footage, the location and the inspection of the carton, we believe we may have recovered the half gallon that was tampered with. Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed all Tin Roof half gallons from that location.

The Lufkin Police Department has been notified and is taking over the investigation.

The Safety of our ice cream is our highest priority, and we work hard to maintain the highest level of confidence of our customers. Food tampering is not a joke, and we will not tolerate tampering with our products. We are grateful to the customers who alerted us and provided us with information."

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