More Ice Cream Companies Recall Products for Listeria

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Cedar Crest recently notified customers of the contamination
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Listeria bacterium (Listeria monocytogenes) can survive freezing temperatures.

Potential listeria-related recalls are sweeping the frozen dessert aisle. Most recently, the ice cream company Cedar Crest announced a listeria contamination this past week.

“Cedar Crest was notified on Nov. 10 that the cookie dough in the referenced products, which is manufactured by Aspen Hills Inc., has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” a recall notice by Cedar Crest Specialties Inc. stated.

Aspen Hills Inc. was also implicated when Blue Bell recalled its products in September.

Cedar Crest is recalling the following flavors, sizes, and production codes:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor in pints, 48-ounce containers, and three-gallon containers with any of the production codes: 3826, 3846, 4346, or 4326
  • Monster Cookie flavor in three-gallon containers with the production code 3826
  • Pirate’s Bounty flavor in 48-ounce containers with the production code 4346

According to Food Safety News, symptoms of Listeria can take up to 70 days to develop after exposure. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Gourmet ice cream brands Agave Dream, L.A. Creamery, and Nancy’s (which all use the same co-packing facility), also recalled their products because of possible listeria contamination, Consumerist reported.