Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Recalled due to Health Risk
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 jenis.com 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.