Weight Watchers is recalling its Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. This is the seventh secondary recall of products made with Aspen Hills cookie dough pieces. No reports of illness have been reported in connection to this issue.
The recalled product is 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts. The product is sold in a 4 pack. You can see the long list of the 21 individual package UPC numbers, best if used by dates, and code dates at the FDA web site. Please look at that list carefully to see if you purchased any of these products.
If you did buy some, throw them away in a sealed container or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Wash your hands after handling these products. Then clean out your freezer with a mild bleach solution, since freezing doesn’t kill Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
If you ate this frozen dessert, monitor yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days, because the illness can take that long to manifest. Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Pregnant women may only have a mild flu-like illness, but listeriosis can cause miscarriage, premature labor, and stillbirth.