RECALL: Ice Cream Bars for Listeria Concern

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Editor's Note:  Since this story published, Fieldbrook Foods expanded the recall to include raspberry bars sold at ALDI.

Jan. 11, 2018 -- The discovery of listeria bacteria in a line of ice cream bars has led to a national recall.

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:

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

Giant Eagle Giant Eagle

Harveys Southern Home

Jewel Lucerne

King Soopers Kroger

Kroger Kroger

Meijer Purple Cow

Price Chopper PIC

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

Tops Tops

Various Food Club

Various Stoneridge

Various Hagan

Various Greens

Various Hood

Various Stoneridge

Walmart (Puerto Rico only) Great Value

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WebMD Article Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on January 11, 2018

Sources

CDC: “Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, Announces an Extension of Voluntary Recall of Orange Cream Bars and Chocolate Coated Vanilla Ice Cream Bars for Possible Health Risk.”

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