September 25, 2018

Recall of Ice Cream Bars for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination Expands

Fieldbrook Foods is expanding its recall of ice cream bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  These products were made in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, New York plant. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

You can see the long list of product recalls, along with the stores where they were sold, the brand name, and product photos at the FDA web site. The stores where these products were sold include ACME, ALDI, Amigo in Puerto Rico, Bi Lo, BJ’s, Demoulas, Dillon, Dollar Tree, Econo in Puerto Rico, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Frys, Giant, Giant Eagle, Harveys, Jewel, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Price Chopper, Price Rite, Ralphs, Safeway in DC/DE/FOL/MD/VA, Save-A-Lot, Shaws, Shoprite, Smart & Final, Smiths, Star, Stater, Stop N Shop, Tops, Various, Walmart in Puerto Rico only, Weis, and Winn Dixie. The brands of the products recalled include Great Value, Market Basket, Kroger, Econo, Sundae Shoppe, Giant Eagle, Lucerne, Purple Cow, Polar Express, Stater, and Food Club, among others.

The recalled Fieldbrook Foods products are orange cream bars, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include the chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars. The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products may show a “best by” date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Fieldbrook Foods is working with each of these retailers to recall the affected products.

Routine industry testing found the presence of Listeria monocytognees in a few ice cream bar samples. There is no evidence of contamination before October 31, 2017, but the company has extended the recall back to January 2017 through an abundance of caution. All production on this line has been suspended while the company and the FDA investigate the issue.

If you bought any of these products, do not eat them. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in ready to eat products because this pathogenic bacteria can cause serious illness and death. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged package, or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Clean out your freezer with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria after you have disposed of these products. Wash your hands well with soap and water after cleaning and after handling the packages.

If you ate any of these products, monitor yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. If you do get sick with symptoms of the flu, or with fever, headache, stiff neck, and diarrhea, see your doctor.

Ice Cream Bars Listeria Monocytogenes Recall

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