LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Ice cream bars sold by numerous grocers in Kentucky and Indiana under different brand names have been recalled over a listeria contamination concern.
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, of Dunkirk, NY., issued the recall Jan. 5, 2018. It was expanded greatly on Jan. 9.
The recall includes orange cream bars, chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bars and variety packs. The products were sold at these locations in Kentucky and Indiana under the following brand names:
- ALDI - Sundae Shoppe
- Dollar Tree - Party Treat
- Kroger - Kroger
- Meijer - Purple Cow
- Save-A-Lot - World's Fair
They were also sold at various other retailers under the following brand names: Food Club, Stoneridge, Hagan, Greens, and Hood.
The recalled products have a production date of Jan. 1 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017. Their "best by" dates span from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products could also have a "best by" date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
The recall stated the ice cream bars could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with weak immune systems such as young children and the elderly.
The risk is also great for pregnant women, who could experience miscarriages and stillbirths as a result of a listeria infection.
Healthy people could show signs of a listeria infection, though symptoms are usually short-lived. Those symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Consumers who purchased the ice cream bars should throw them out or return to the store where they bought them for a full refund.No illness have been reported with this recall.
Fieldbrook Foods issued the following statement about the recall: