HOUSTON – Social media is raging after a video surfaced of a young woman licking an opened carton of Blue Bell ice cream, replacing the lid and returning it to a store freezer.
It's unclear where or when the incident happened or who the peopel in the video are, but authorities are investigating the case.
Brenham-based ice cream producer, Blue Bell, has responded to their fans, saying it is working to attempt to identify the woman.
"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," Blue Bell officials wrote in a statement.
The company added that the ice cream in its containers should freeze to the lid, creating a natural seal. If anyone previously tampered with a lid, consumers would likely notice.
On social media, many Blue Bell fans cited their concerns over the need for a seal on the ice cream containers. See those remarks, as well as others in the social media posts below.
@ILoveBlueBell look at this heights of nastiness from this gal. Please start putting a plastic over the ice cream, so we can know if was tampered with. 🤢🤮 #bluebell #icecream #nastygal pic.twitter.com/LBchBb7OO2— Tamie Trouble (@TamieTrouble2) June 29, 2019
Did they catch the #bluebell girl yet? Cause I cannot. My future in laws love bluebell and I gotta break the news to them 😕— Ashley Cherie (@Ashley_Cherie) July 2, 2019
#BlueBell is not playing with anyone who wants to contaminate their product. And we’re not trying to go without our favorite ice cream again so consider yourselves warned!!! pic.twitter.com/6LQxOEXYQi— Ms Spencer (@SpenceStreet936) July 2, 2019
dear god. all of the damage control that the @ILoveBlueBell pr team is having to do thanks to the dumbass teenager licking tubs is unreal. people need to stop blasting #bluebell. they’ve seen the video. they’re handling it. now how about we blast the moron in the video instead? pic.twitter.com/JvuuPRXXPo— Mallory Meyer (@malloryjn) July 2, 2019
Good Morning Everyone, except the woman who licked a carton of #BlueBell ice cream then put it back in the freezer with zero respect for shoppers or food safety. You jeopardized a company's reputation, and Blue Bell employee JOBS. You better do more than a lame apology.— LiteFanFun (@LiteFanFun) July 2, 2019
Will NEVER buy #BlueBell again! They need to start sealing their ice cream...— AmberLenez (@iamAmberLenez) July 2, 2019
Y'all do realize that MANY ice cream manufacturers don't use sealed containers, right? I'll still always buy @ILoveBlueBell, just grab from the back. I never buy the top/front product from anywhere for anything. #Bluebell— Robert (@BackPorchDad) July 2, 2019
Why not spend a little $$ #BlueBell and put a tamper seal on? It worked for Tylenol— Sweet Deb 🤫 (@Deb46992) July 1, 2019
Track the bluebell monster down expeditiously #bluebell it’s summer ! This is not the time ! 🤢😒— Shae Diabla 🦇🦇 (@ShaeDeserae) July 2, 2019
Kudos to @ILoveBlueBell because all the individual replies are a heck of a lot of work. They have earned their place on the list of #dontmesswithTexas sacred things. #bluebellicecream #bluebell🤘🍦🍧😇 https://t.co/26u8wK6HIV— Texbard (@Texbard) July 1, 2019
OMAGAWD!!!— Paen Tor Dood (@CaptPainter) June 29, 2019
That's #BlueBell TinRoof! My absolute favorite!!!
This child is treading on dangerous ground!
If the lid comes off easy it’s been tampered with by a twit like this. Whichever LEO dept bust her deserves and ice cream party. There is no excuse and sorry does not cut it. #BlueBell https://t.co/s1gOZtfuhv— Steve (@SmcBmt) July 1, 2019