Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Ice cream bars recalled over listeria concerns; 20+ brands affected

Ice cream bars recalled over listeria concerns; 20+ brands affected

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars produced in 2017.

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.

Best by dates on the ice cream packages affected range from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.

There is full list of brands and stores that sold the treats here. The Hood and Kemps products may show a "best by" date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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There have been no illnesses reported in connection to the ice cream bars.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them.

The company said the two flavors of ice cream bars are possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Consumers can return them to the store for a refund. Freezing temperatures do not kill this bacteria. Those symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, muscle stiffness, diarrhea, and nausea. However, the agency said Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. If you get sick, see your doctor.

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