Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Following Listeria Scare
Ice cream lovers beware! According to the US Food and Drug Administration, Nestlé has launched a nationwide recall of some of its delicious Drumstick ice cream cones after testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes (LM) in a sunny California factory, where the treats are created.
Meanwhile, there have been no reports of consumers getting sick and none of the Drumstick products have tested positively for LM, themselves.
However, the company’s equipment, located on a production line at its facility in Bakersfield, California, tested positive for the serious and sometimes fatal infection, according to a company statement.
Per the FDA, the voluntary recall includes Drumstick’s Club 16 count Variety Pack and the 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale), which were crafted between August 31 and September 17. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by the recall.
The affected product identification codes are available here.
Though it appears Nestlé detected the problem through its internal testing, the products were inadvertently shipped to stores due to an error “logging receipt of the test result.” The company is however, taking the health risk seriously, urging “consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase or contact Nestlé Consumer Services for replacement. Please call or text 1-800-681-1676 or email [email protected]; representatives are available 24/7.”