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Jani’s Splendid Ice Cream Recalls Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Maya Kammourieh2 years ago

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has issued a recall of its frozen products after discovering listeria in its frozen samples.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Recall Information

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is recalling all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches due to potential Listeria contamination.

This recall is unusual because Listeria isn’t usually found in ice cream since it can’t normally grow at freezing temperatures.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is closing all its retail stores and kitchens until its products are deemed to be 100 percent safe.

The sample that was contaminated with Listeria was found by The Nebraska Department of Agriculture at a Whole Foods in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream was distributed in the United States to retail outlets, including food service and grocery stores as well as online at

Jeni's Recall Follows Major Blue Bell Recall

In another recent recall, concerning Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries, 10 Listeria illnesses were reported, which ultimately led to three deaths.

For now, the FDA has found no evidence linking the listeria found in Jeni’s ice cream to the one found in Blue Bell ice cream.

The Food and Drug Administration are continuing their investigation regarding both situations.

Information About Listeria
  • Affects the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, and their newborn infants.
  • Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Some extreme cases are fatal.
  • The bacteria is found in soil and water that can be tracked into a facility or carried by animals. Also, it’s commonly found in processed meats, unpasteurized cheeses, and unpasteurized milk
  • Very hard to get rid of once it contaminates a processing facility because it grows well in refrigeration.
  • Listeria in cantaloupes was linked to 30 deaths in a 2011 outbreak.


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