Nestlé Recalls Drumsticks for Possible Listeria Contamination

Equipment contact surfaces tested positive for listeria monocytogenes

Though listeria has not been found on the Drumsticks themselves, Nestlé is issuing a recall as a precautionary measure.

Nestlé USA has issued a voluntary recall of its 16-count Drumstick Club Variety Pack and 24-count Vanilla Pack “due to a possible health risk,” the recall release detailed.

Equipment contact surfaces where these ice cream products were made tested positive for listeria monocytogenes. Though no traces of listeria have been found in the actual cones and no illnesses related to the recalled products have been reported, the company has initiated the recall “as a precautionary action to avoid any potential for consumer illness.”

The products were made at the company’s Bakersfield, California, production facility. The product identification codes, UPC codes, and best-before dates of the recalled products can be found here.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should not consume them but return them to where they were purchased or contact Nestlé Consumer Services directly.


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