Ice cream, microgreens recalled
(CNN) – Nestlé launched a nationwide recall of some of its Drumstick ice cream cones after getting positive tests for listeria in a California factory where the treats are made.
No one has been reported sick and none of the Drumstick products have tested positively for listeria, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
The company got positive test results for listeria on its equipment located on a production line at its facility in Bakersfield, California, according to a company statement.
The voluntary recall includes the Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and the 24 count Vanilla Pack, which were made between August 31 and September 17. The affected product identification codes are available on the FDA site.
Nestlé said it detected the problem through its internal testing, but that the products were inadvertently shipped to stores due to an error “logging receipt of the test result.”
The company urged customers not to eat the ice cream and to return them to where they were purchased or to contact Nestlé Consumer Services.
Listeria can be deadly
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.
Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Although some people might suffer only short-term symptoms, listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women.
Micro Greens also recalled
New Castle-based Osage distributes the product through Whole Foods stores in Colorado and Kansas. No illnesses linked to the Micro Greens have been reported.
Osage has ceased production of the Micro Greens, and the company and the Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate what caused the problem.
Consumers who purchased the two-ounce Micro Greens can return it to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.
Those with questions can contact Osage Gardens Inc. at 970-876-0668, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, which is sometimes bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can lead to more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.