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Local Health Department offers tips to protect yourself from possible food tampering

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 23:48:36-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — The viral video of the young lady licking a carton of Blue Bell ice cream and placing it back in the store's cooler has stunned millions of people across the nation.

The City-County health department wants people at home to take initiative and pay attention to what they purchase.

Health department administrators are calling this a consumer alert.

Those officials talked with Action 10 News today about the incident and discussed how someone who witnesses something similar should proceed.

Workers say they have seen the viral video and say the images of that sick prank are absolutely foul, disgusting, and just a horrible thing for someone to do.

“But don't just take for granted that things are on the up & up if it looks like it has been tampered with then make sure you notify management and then don't buy whatever the item is,” says public health administrator of support services Antwine Charles.

Health department workers also say if something like this were to happen in our area the store manager needs to be made aware right away so they can contact the health department.