Ice cream recalled on reports of possible listeria contamination

Ice cream recalled on reports of possible listeria contamination

A New York-based food company's announcement has prompted Giant Eagle to issue a recall for several kinds of ice cream bars sold under the grocer's name. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. All of the recalled bars were produced in 2017, and most have best-by dates in 2018. Healthy individuals may suffer symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The recall applies to 21 brands of frozen dessert treats, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

For instance, at Giant Eagle, the recalled products are 12-packs of traditional Giant Eagle ice cream bars, 12-packs of Giant Eagle orange ice cream bars and 30-count variety packs of Giant Eagle ice cream bars.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine industry testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in only a few ice cream bar samples of many tested, according to the FDA.

Consumers who purchased the ice cream bars should throw them out or return to the store where they bought them for a full refund.No illness have been reported with this recall.

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Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process.

Read the full recall here.

The FDA is investigating the source of the problem.

For additional information, please call Fieldbrook Foods at 1-800-333-0805 ext.

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