Editor's Note: Since this story published, Fieldbrook Foods expanded the recall to include raspberry bars sold at ALDI.
New York-based Fieldbrook Foods has recalled its orange cream and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars produced in 2017 and sold in dozens of grocery chains across the country. Affected stores include Kroger, Dollar Tree, Aldi, Giant, Giant Eagle, Bi-Lo, Safeway, and Fred Meyer, among others.
The recalled products, sold under a variety of brand names, have production dates of between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017, and a “best by” date of Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the threat. The FDA says the potential listeria contamination was found during routine testing. Listeria monocytogenes was found “in only a few ice cream bar samples of many tested,” the agency says in a news release. The recall was expanded once more samples tested positive for listeria.
Fieldbrook Foods has suspended production and distribution of all products it makes on one production line where the bacteria was found. The FDA is investigating.
Anyone who has purchased the affected products should return them for a refund. For more information, call Fieldbrook Foods at 800-333-0805, ext. 2270.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may have only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, but listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Here is a list of stores that carry that recalled bars and the brand name for each:
ALDI Sundae Shoppe
Amigo (Puerto Rico only) Great Value
Bi-Lo Southern Home
BJ’s Wellsley Farms
Demoulas Market Basket
Dollar Tree Party Treat
Econo (Puerto Rico only) Econo
Food 4 Less Kroger
Fred Meyer Kroger
Giant Eagle Giant Eagle
Harveys Southern Home
King Soopers Kroger
Meijer Purple Cow
Price Chopper PIC
Safeway (DC/DE/FL/MD/VA) Lucerne
Save-A-Lot World’s Fair
Shoprite Polar Express
Smart & Final First Street
Stop N Shop Ahold
Various Food Club
Walmart (Puerto Rico only) Great Value