May 29, 2024

Working Cow Homemade Recalls Ice Cream After One Person Allegedly Contracts Listeria

Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream of St. Petersburg, Florida is recalling two varieties of their ice cream after one person living in Florida was allegedly sickened. The recall notice states, “This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following notification of a recent consumer case in Florida which has been linked to a strain of Listeria monocytogenes found to be present at the Working Cow manufacturing facility during environmental sampling in 2017.”

Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream Listeria Monocytogenes

There is no more information about this person, how sick they were, or when they allegedly got sick. Further environmental sampling has not found any more Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No other illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled products are Working Cow No Sugar Added Vanilla and No Sugar Added Chocolate ice cream. They were packaged in three gallon tubs and were manufactured in May 2018.

The company’s customers include ice cream parlors, independent living facilities, and restaurants in Florida. The company is contacting 152 retail customers about this recall. The ice cream is packaged in plastic yellow 3 gallon tubs. They are marked with a label including the product name and a “born on” or manufacturing date.

If you have any of this product, dispose of it immediately. You can throw it away in a secure garbage can after wrapping it well in foil or plastic wrap. Or you can take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.

The symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, severe headache, and diarrhea. People who are most likely to suffer serious complications from this infection include the elderly, the very young, anyone with a compromised immune system or chronic illness, and pregnant women.

If you ate any Working Cow ice cream and have been ill, see your doctor. This is a serious infection.

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