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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Recalled due to Health Risk

Author Morgan Cain

As of April 23rd, 2015 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams have begun a voluntary recall for all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

About the Listeria Contamination

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the contamination was originally discovered in a random sample of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.  Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has currently not received any illness reports regarding the recalled products. The products will not be sold again until they are all verified listeria free and safe for consumption.

Frozen yogurts, sorbets, ice creams, and ice cream sandwiches, were the products recalled and they had been distributed to retail outlets such as food service accounts and grocery markets, as well as online at in the United States.

All customers who have purchased any of the recalled products are encouraged to dispose of them immediately, or return them to the store where they were purchased and receive a refund. Customers are also urged to consult with their physician regarding any medical questions.

Information about Listeria (Listeriosis)

Information below provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Listeriosis is an infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Variety of symptoms including fever, muscle aches, fatigue, diarrhea, stiff neck, and loss of balance
  • Those at greatest risk of being affected include pregnant women, newborns, and adults with compromised immune systems.
  • Listeria monocytogenes can be carried in animals which can contaminate foods of animal origin, such as dairy products.

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Police Searching for Man Involved in Hit-and-Run

Author Kelsey Tucker

Police are searching for a driver involved in a life-threatening hit-and-run in San Antonio on May 18.

About the San Antonio Accident

Around 10 p.m. on Monday, two pedestrians were walking across the southbound lanes of Scales Street at Nassau Drive when a small red car slammed into them.

Both pedestrians were knocked to the ground, 51-year-old Ramond Galvez was dragged a short distances and run over by the car.

The woman Galvez was with only suffered a scratch, but Galvez was taken to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Police have said that the driver will face a charge of failure to stop and render aid when found.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,337 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2013 – this averages to one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • 767 fatalities were attributed to collisions that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • Pedestrian fatalities totaled 485 in 2013, and pedalcyclists fatalities totaled 48.

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Soybean and Mung Bean Sprouts Recalled by Good Seed

Author Brooke Shroyer

Good Seed Inc. in Springfield, VA recently recalled all distributions of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts due to the presence of Listeria found in these products.

Listeria monocytogenes are food-borne bacterium that can lead to stillbirth, miscarriage, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection in newborns

About Listeria Monocytogenes

Listeriosis, the disease caused from Listeria infection, particularly affects older individuals, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "In older adults and people with immunocompromising conditions, septicemia and meningitis are the most common clinical presentations." Results can be serious and sometimes fatal

Symptoms may include abdominal pain and diarrhea, high fever, severe headache, stiffness and nausea.

About the Good Seed Recall

Good Seed Inc. distributed the recalled soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

Listeria was discovered in these products after The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Safety Program performed tests and sent it to Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services for analysis and discovered Listeria in the products.

Recalled products include:

  • 1-lb soybean sprouts
    • UPC 21111 10035
  • 2-lb soybean sprouts     
    • UPC 21112 58772
  • 10-lb soybean sprouts   
    • All products
  • 1-lb mung bean sprouts 
    • UPC 21111 20136
  • 2-lb mung bean sprouts 
    • UPC 21111 25871
  • 10-lb mung bean sprouts
    • All products

Consumers who purchased soybean sprouts or mung bean sprouts from Good Seed Inc. should return the recalled products immediately for a full refund.

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