Over 95 types of ice cream and sherbert are being voluntarily recalled because they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria, according to a company announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The company, Velvet Ice Cream, has a number of different brands that you may find at your local grocery store.
The wide variety of recalled products includes containers of many different flavors of ice cream and sherbet, ranging in size from one pint to three gallons, as well as some ice cream bars and sherbet pops.
These particular products have been made and distributed on or after March 24, 2021.
It was sent to supermarkets, drug stores, and convenience stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Routine testing found the issue, prompting the ice cream recall.
Brands that are included are Buehler’s, North Star, Super Dip, Velvet, and more.
They come in various types of packaging—to see a full list of the products, what they look like, and their product codes, visit the FDA’s website.
“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” the CEO of Velvet Ice Cream, Luconda Dager, said in the announcement. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high-quality ice cream and sherbet products.”
Listeria bacteria can survive on food products after refrigeration and freezing. Symptoms of an infection include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea.
It can also infect the nervous system, causing headaches, a stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. These can develop anywhere from