a few to 30 days after eating contaminated food.
Most cases cause symptoms such as fever and diarrhea and don’t require specific treatment or hospitalization.
But people who are pregnant (and their unborn babies), newborns, those aged 65 or older, or anyone living with a weakened immune system are more vulnerable to the illness.
These groups may experience more severe symptoms or an invasive listeria infection, which occurs when the infection spreads beyond the gut and causes symptoms such as a stiff neck, confusion, and loss of balance, the CDC explains.
In pregnant people, though invasive listeriosis may cause only flu-like symptoms (such as fatigue and muscle aches), it can nonetheless result in serious complications, the CDC says.
While most healthy people with mild listeriosis don’t need antibiotic treatment, people with serious or invasive infections often do, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Consumers who have any of the recalled products should throw them away or return them to the store where they were bought for a refund.
Customers may also contact Velvet Ice Cream via phone or online to ask questions.