Ice Cream Bars Sold at Meijer, ALDI, Kroger Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
The makers of ice cream bars sold at Meijer stores in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, as well as ALDI, Kroger, and Save-A-Lot locations have issued a recall due to a possible Listeria contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shared the voluntary recall from Fieldbrook Food Corporation on its website which states "orange cream bars, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars" produced at it's Dunkirk, New York were part of the recall.
The products were sold at retailers across the country, including those mentioned above in the Tri-State, under the following brand names:
- ALDI - Sundae Shoppe
- Kroger - Kroger
- Meijer - Purple Cow
- Save-A-Lot - World's Fair
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause "cause fever and diarrhea", as well as "headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance...convulsions...and muscle aches" in otherwise healthy individuals according to the Center for Disease Control. Symptoms can be more severe, or even life-threatening for those with weaker immune systems such as children and the elderly. While most pregnant women will experience the same systems as those with a normal, healthy immune system, the bacteria can cause "miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn."
The recalled products have a produced date of anywhere between January 1st, 2017 through December 31st, 2017, with a "best by" date of anywhere between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018. If you have any of the aforementioned products in your freezer, you are urged to take them back to where you purchased them for a full refund.
For the complete list of products affected by the recall, as well as pictures of the packaging to see if what's in your freezer matches what's in the recall, visit the FDA website.