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Read This ASAP If You Bought Ice Cream or Canned Pasta Recently

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

Another week, another series of food recalls

We don’t know what’s going on out there, but it seems like every week brings a new food recall. This week, Trader Joe’s recalled their popular Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because of "potential presence of small metal pieces in the product." Um, scary!

"All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed," Trader Joe's said in a statement, but in the event that you have this ice cream in your freezer right now, you can return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

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As if losing our dessert wasn't bad enough, we also lost some of our favorite pasta snacks this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is also recalling millions of pounds of prepared food products because they may contain milk, a common allergen that's not listed on the labels.

These foods include various varieties of Libby’s Spaghetti & Meatballs, Del Pino’s Spaghetti & Meatballs, Hy-Top Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells & Meatballs and many more. Get the full USDA recall details here. If you don't have a milk sensitivity, these canned goods are still safe to eat, but regardless, you can return any of these products to the store they were purchased from for a full refund.

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Recalls are often the result of no actual illnesses, but an abundance of caution — still, it’s a good idea to heed them. Ice cream is delicious, but we’re sure metal shards are not!

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