Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Inc. of Madison, WI, has expanded its Oct. 11 recall to include additional lots of several flavors and sizes of ice cream because they contain cookie dough that has been recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes.
Various ice cream shops, online outlets and grocery stores in 16 states received the lots that have been added to the recall, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.
Consumers can identify the products added to the recall by the following label information.
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. brand in 3-gallon cartons:
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. brand pints:
The Baked Bear brand 3-gallon cartons:
Related ice cream recalls
Blue Bunny, Blue Bell Creameries and Publix have also recalled ice cream products because of the Aspen Hills cookie dough recall.
Blue Bell discovered Listeria monocytogenes during product testing at one of its production plants in September, resulting in the recall of two flavors across several states.
After notification from Blue Bell, Aspen Hills of Garner, IA, recalled some cookie dough and launched an in-house investigation. Although the cookie dough producer did not find Listeria in its products or plant, according to a statement issued in October, it did discover food safety “issues,” which spurred company officials to issue a recall.
The cookie dough recall notice was not made public, though, going only to the 27 food manufacturing companies that had received Aspen Hills dough produced from July 15 through Sept. 30. All ice cream produced by Aspen Hills during that period is being recalled.
No illnesses have been reported in connection to the recalled ice cream, but symptoms of Listeria infection can take up to 70 days to develop. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled ice cream and develops symptoms of listeriosis should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Listeria.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The specific brands and flavors of ice cream under recall because of the cookie dough, as previously reported by Food Safety News, are:
Blue Bell recall — A company spokesperson declined to provide the recall notice Blue Bell received from Aspen Hills, but said “we have suspended all ingredient orders from Aspen Hills indefinitely.” For more information, consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977.
Two Blue Bell flavors in half gallon and pint containers sold to retailers are under recall: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookie Two Step. Three Blue Bell flavors in 3-gallon containers sold to food service customers are under recall: Blue Monster, Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Krazy Kookie Dough. All of the Blue Bell recalled ice cream was produced from Feb. 2 through Sept. 7.
Both the consumer/retail and food service products produced with the cookie dough pieces were distributed by Blue Bell to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Blue Bunny recall — Only one seasonal flavor of Blue Bunny ice cream is implicated in the recall, Hoppin’ Holidoodle, which is made with snickerdoodle cookie dough from Aspen Hills. It was distributed in six states: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Texas.
The recalled, 46-ounce containers of Blue Bunny Hoppin’ Holidoodle can be identified by UPC and lot numbers as well as best-by dates. The codes to look for are:
Anyone with questions about the Blue Bunny ice cream recall should telephone Wells Enterprises, Inc. consumer affairs at 1-800-331-0830.
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Inc. recall — The company recalled two brands of ice cream in a total of five flavors in various sizes from 25 states in October.
Unlike the other recalling companies, Chocolate Shoppe included the amount of its ice cream. It is recalling 4,183 3-gallon cartons and 5,296 pints. The company distributed its Baked Bear brand and Chocolate Shoppe brand products to ice cream shops around the country, via online outlets and to limited grocery stores.
Consumers may contact the company at 800-466-8043 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recalled ice cream flavors from the Chocolate Shoppe can be identified by the following label information.
Chocolate Shoppe branded 3-gallon cartons of:
Chocolate Shoppe branded pints cartons of:
Baked Bear branded 3-gallon cartons of:
Publix recall — Only one flavor of Publix branded ice cream is implicated in the recall, Publix Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
The recalled ice cream was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina. It can be identified by the UPC number of 000-41415-03843 and a sell by date of May 27 2017, which is printed on the bottom of the half-gallon containers.
Publix customers with questions can call the company at 800-242-1227.
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