We All Scream: Listeria Scare Leads to Recall of Several Popular Ice Cream Brands

June 26, 2024
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We All Scream: Listeria Scare Leads to Recall of Several Popular Ice Cream Brands

In a chilling announcement that has put ice on the plans of ice cream lovers nationwide, Totally Cool, Inc. has issued a recall for multiple brands of their ice cream products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

This dangerous organism can cause severe and sometimes fatal infections, especially in vulnerable populations such as young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

The recall includes popular products from well known brands like Hershey’s, Jenni’s, and Cumberland Farms among others.

A Threat Lurking in Your Freezer

Listeria monocytogenes is no small threat. While healthy individuals might only experience short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, the stakes are much higher for others.

For pregnant women, an infection can tragically lead to miscarriages and stillbirths. The bacteria’s potential impact makes this recall a matter of grave concern.

Totally Cool, Inc.’s products are widespread, available at retail locations and through direct delivery services across the country. The company has emphasized that the affected products can be identified by checking the date and plant information on the packaging, with example photographs provided to aid consumers.

Immediate Actions Taken

To date, no illnesses have been reported, a small silver lining in an otherwise alarming situation. Following the discovery of the contamination through FDA sampling, Totally Cool, Inc. has halted the production and distribution of the affected products. The company is actively investigating the cause and implementing preventive measures to ensure such a scare does not recur.

What You Need to Do

Consumers who have purchased the recalled ice cream products are strongly urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Totally Cool, Inc. has set up a dedicated line for questions at 410-363-7801 and an email contact at regulatory@totallycoolicecream.com, available between 8 AM and 4 PM Eastern, Monday to Friday.

The Products:

Here are the products that have been recalled.

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