Fieldbrook Foods Corp has announced a recall on all its orange cream bars, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars, and a variety of other ice cream treats sold at a large variety of stores.
According to the FDA, no illnesses have yet been connected to the problem, but some ice cream samples tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria infections can be fatal for young children, elderly adults, and anyone with compromised immune systems. It can also cause less serious symptoms in healthy individuals and cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women.
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 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. There is no evidence of any contamination prior to October 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to January 1, 2017 through an abundance of caution and in full cooperation with the FDA. 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.
According to the FDA, anyone who has purchased Fieldbrook Foods Corp products can return them for full refunds and should do so immediately.
The products were sold at several retail stores, including Giant Eagle, Acme, Dollar Tree, and Aldi.
Two of the recalled items, according to an FDA press release, were Top’s Orange Cream Bars, sold in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont, and Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars, sold in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
If you think you may have purchased one of these items, check the release for further information.
The Canton Repository reports:
Fieldbrook Foods Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, N.Y. plant (plant code 362677).
The products are being recalled due to a possibility they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
The recalled orange cream bars, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars were sold at numerous stores, including Giant Eagle, Acme, Dollar Tree and Aldi, under a number of brands, including Party Treat, Lucerne, Sundae Shoppe and Giant Eagle brand.
If you have concerns about any ice cream treats you’ve purchased, check the package and compare the product to the full list of recalled brands and specific stores that sold them posted here by the FDA.
Any additional questions can be directed to Fieldbrook Foods Corp by calling 1 800/333-0805 x2270.