Ice cream recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

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STATEN ISLAND, NY — Several ice cream products sold in several states, including New York, have been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Royal Ice Cream Company Inc. of Manchester, Connecticut has extended a recall to include all products manufactured at the facility in question.

Listeria infection can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with compromised immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may experience only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women, the FDA said in the release.

According to the FDA, all affected products have the manufacturing facility number “CT121” or “CT#121”.

Brands affected by the recall are:

  • Batch branded pints, all flavors
  • Royal Ice Cream Brand Half Gallons, Pints, Cakes and All Specialties
  • Ronny Brook Ice Cream, pints of all flavors, and three-gallon containers
  • New Orleans ice cream, pints of every flavor and 2.5 gallon tubs
  • Maple Valley Ice Cream, pints of all flavors
  • Art Cream, all pint flavors
  • Sweet Scoops Yoghurt, All Pint Flavors
  • Gelato fiasco, all pint flavors
  • Biggy Iggy’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Munson Chip Wich Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Giffords Ice Cream Sandwiches, all flavors
  • Chewy Louie ice cream sandwiches
  • Snow Wich Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Newport Creamery – Crazy Vanilla, Van & Choc, Vanilla & Coffee HG
  • Dough Wich-Conn. 4 oz Cookie Dough Sandwich in Vanilla, Chocolate and French Vanilla
  • Doris Italian Markets Florida Spumoni Wedge, Spumoni Half Gallon, Tartufo, Cannoli, Spumoni Pie Slices.

The affected ice cream was distributed in retail stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Louisiana, Florida, Texas and New Hampshire.

So far, no illnesses have been reported.

The recall was initiated by Royal Ice Cream after FDA sampling showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on processing equipment.

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact the company with questions at 860-649-5358, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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