Ice cream bars sold by numerous grocers in Kentucky and Indiana under different brand names have been recalled over a listeria contamination concern.
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, of Dunkirk, New York, issued the recall January 5, 2018. It was expanded greatly on January 9.
The recall includes orange cream bars, chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bars and variety packs. The products were sold at these locations in Kentucky and Indiana under the following brand names:
ALDI – Sundae Shoppe
Dollar Tree – Party Treat
Kroger – Kroger
Meijer – Purple Cow
Save-A-Lot – World’s Fair
They were also sold at various other retailers under the following brand names: Food Club, Stoneridge, Hagan, Greens, and Hood.
The recalled products have a production date of January 1 2017 to December 31, 2017. Their “best by” dates span from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products could also have a “best by” date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
The recall stated the ice cream bars could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with weak immune systems such as young children and the elderly.
The risk is also great for pregnant women, who could experience miscarriages and stillbirths as a result of a listeria infection.
Healthy people could show signs of a listeria infection, though symptoms are usually short-lived. Those symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
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.