Creamery Spends $550,000 in Security Upgrades

As a friend once told me, if you can’t trust a scoop of ice cream from the Creamery, what can you trust?

As first reported by the Centre Daily Times, Penn State’s Berkey Creamery is ramping up security measures after reports of plastic particles being found in ice cream came to light in August. The Creamery will spend $550,000 from its reserve fund to buy metal detectors, an x-ray machine, a shrink wrapping machine, and upgrades to the conveyor belt, according to the CDT report. The entrances to the food plant building will also have heightened security.

According to the report, over 39,000 gallons of Creamery ice cream were recalled this summer, which amounted to $3,500-$4,000 in revenue loss. The foreign plastic particles were only found in three half-gallon tubs of ice cream.

That must be some potent plastic, but I think we can all agree that it is either Rodney Erickson or the Board of Trustees fault.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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