Ice cream bars recalled for listeria concerns

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

A nationwide ice cream recall was announced on Friday.

Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a "best by" date of November 20, 2018.

Fieldbrook Foods said its orange cream and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars might have listeria contamination.

The bars may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause illness.

According to the announcement, the products in question were produced in 2017 (with "best by" dates in 2018) at Fieldbrook Foods Corporation's plant located in Dunkirk, NY.

It's a widespread recall with products sold at some retailers, under some names.

There have been no illnesses reported so far in connection to the products. Healthy individuals may suffer symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Industry testing found the bacteria in a few ice cream bar samples. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

You can also return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund.

There is no evidence of any contamination prior to October 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to January 1, 2017, as a precaution.

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