A number of America’s major grocery chains are having to pull popular ice cream treats, after a possible Listeria contamination was discovered at a production plant. Dozens of grocery store chains are pulling product and warning customers. A list of the grocers affected and the brands you should look out for are below.
The primary states affected are Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. However, because of the large products and grocers, all consumers in the United States are encouraged to check their freezers against the list below, to see if ice cream products you have are affected.
Among the major store chains that sold the ice cream treats, which include orange ice cream bars. raspberry bars, and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars, are Aldi, BJ’s, Dollar Tree, Kroger, Meijer, and Save-A-Lot.
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange ice cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars due to possible Listeria contamination, according to a news release from the Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled products have a production date of Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017, and a “best by” date of Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018.
Listera monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer from short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listera infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased the ice cream bars 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, ext. 2270.
Here are the stores and brands that sold the potentially dangerous product.
Store – Brand
Acme – Lucerne
ALDI – Sundae Shoppe
Amigo(Puerto Rico Only) – Great Value
Bi Lo – Southern Home
BJ’s – Wellsley Farms
Demoulas – Market Basket
Dillon – Kroger
Dollar Tree – Party Treat
Econo (Puerto Rico Only) – Econo
Food 4 Less – Kroger
Fred Meyer – Kroger
Frys – Kroger
Giant – Ahold symbol
Giant Eagle – Giant Eagle
Harveys – Southern Home
Jewel – Lucerne
King Soopers – Kroger
Kroger – Kroger
Meijer – Purple Cow
Price Chopper – PIC
Price Rite – Price Rite
Ralphs – Kroger
Safeway (DC/DE/FL/MD/VA) – Lucerne
Save-A-Lot – World’s Fair
Shaws – Lucerne
Shoprite – Polar Express
Shoprite – Shoprite
Smart & Final – First Street
Smiths – Kroger
Star – Lucerne
Stater – Stater
Stop N Shop – Ahold symbol
Tops – Tops
Various Stores and Chains – Food Club, Stoneridge, Hagan Greens, Hood,
Walmart (Puerto Rico Only) – Great Value
Weis – Weis
Winn Dixie – Winn Dixie
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677). This is the only production line and the only Fieldbrook Foods plant (of 3) involved in this recall notice. Both products are being recalled due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products may show a “best by” date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Fieldbrook Foods is working with each of these retailers to recall the affected products.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
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.
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.
In cooperation with Fieldbrook Foods Corp., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI has voluntarily recalled Sundae Shoppe Orange Cream Bars, Raspberry Cream Bars and Ice Cream Bars that have a “best by” date between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Upon notification from the supplier, ALDI immediately removed the affected products from its stores.
The potentially affected products are packaged in 30 oz. boxes containing 12 ice cream bars, and has one of the following UPC codes:
* Orange Cream Bars (041498186425)
* Raspberry Cream Bars (041498204631)
* Ice Cream Bars (041498179915)
The products were also available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles areas through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
To date, no illnesses related to this product have been reported. No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.
ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Fieldbrook Foods Corp. directly at 800-333-0805 ext. 2270.