Comfy Cow, a company that prides itself on its made-from-scratch products, is recalling pints of ice cream after several flavors tested positive for E. coli. The Kentucky-based company has shops in Louisville, Nashville, and Southern Indiana, but claims that the only products affected are ones they’ve sold to retailers. Comfy Cow is primarily sold to stores in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee.
“We took immediate corrective actions and tested clean with the follow up inspection,” Comfy Cow said in a statement. “We voluntarily recalled the pints that were made for our retail stores. We have taken extra precautions to make sure that none of the voluntarily recalled pint lot numbers are in the scoop shops. Again, the safety of our loyal customers is our first priority.”
The recalled flavors include: Banana Puddin Ya’ll, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, Double Fold Vanilla, Georgia Butter Pecan, Intense Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry Fields Forever, according to the Food and Drug Administration. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration, and while most people who are infected recover fully, the bacteria can sometimes prove fatal. Although no illnesses have been reported in relation to the current recall, customers who bought these flavors between July 13-21 are urged to discard the products or return them to their place of purchase.
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