Check your freezer!
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars because they could be contaminated with Listeria.
The recalled products and variety packs were sold at a variety of stores under different brand names as follows:
- Acme under the Lucerne brand
- ALDI under the Sundae Shoppe brand
- BJ’s under the Wellsley Farms brand
- Dollar Tree under the Party Treat brand
- Giant Eagle under the Giant Eagle brand
- Save-A-Lot under the World’s Fair brand
The impacted ice cream bars have a best by date of Jan. 1 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-333-0805 x2270.
Listeria can cause serious -- and sometimes fatal -- infections. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported.
“The potential for contamination was noted after routine industry testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in only a few ice cream bar samples of many tested,” the company says. “The expansion of the recall is out of precaution for consumer health and food safety after a few additional samples tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.”
The company has suspended production and distribution of all products produced on this production line while it cooperates with the FDA to fully investigate the source of the problem.