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Fourth company recalls ice cream made at Dr. Bob’s for listeria

Thursday, November 10, 2016 23:17
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A fifth ice cream brand — Agave Dream — is under recall because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes from the Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC manufacturing plant.

To see photos of all five flavors of Agave Dream ice cream subject to this recall, click on the image.

Agave Dream of Palos Veredes Peninsula, CA, posted its recall with the Food and Drug Administration Thursday evening, pulling back five flavors of its ice cream and citing the same problems at Dr. Bob’s as three other companies who have recalled ice cream produced there.

“The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s facility and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for Agave Dream,” according to the Agave Dream recall notice.

FDA officials have said they cannot release additional information about the situation at Dr. Bob’s citing confidential corporate information. The “finished product of another company’s brand” had not been identified by FDA.

The Agave Dream ice cream subject to the recall went to retailers across the United States that received products from the following distributors: KeHE Romeoville and Dallas warehouses; DPI NW; Americold; IWI Franklin IN; Jakes Finer Foods Houston; Haddon House Richburg, SC, and Medford, NJ; Grocery Outlet California, UNFI in Auburn and Ridgefield, WA, and Dallas.

The recalled products Agave Dream ice cream is packed in pints with the “best buy” date located at the bottom of the pint. The following flavors with UPC codes and “Best By” dates as follows are being recalled:

  • Vanilla, UPC 8 9934900201 7, best buy dates 7/4/17, 9/9/17,10/9/17, 12/12/17, 7/14/18;
  • Chocolate, UPC 8 9934900202 4, best buy dates 7/4/17, 8/5/17, 9/9/17, 10/9/17, 12/12/17, 12/24/17;
  • Cappuccino, UPC 8 9934900204 8, best buy dates 7/4/17, 9/9/17, 12/2/17;
  • Chocolate Chip, UPC 8 9934900302 1, best buy dates 8/5/17, 12/12/17; and
  • Lavender, UPC 8 9934900206 2, best buy date 12/2/17.

Consumers who purchased the recalled Agave Dream ice cream are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 866-993-4438 or via 

Los Angeles-based ISB Food Group LLC recalled two flavors each of L.A. Creamery brand ice cream and Nancy’s Fancy brand gelato Wednesday citing the same issues at the Dr. Bob’s facility.

Also recalling ice cream made at the Dr. Bob’s facility are McConnell’s brand out of Santa Barbara, CA, and AC Creamery Inc. of Anaheim, CA.

No illnesses had been reported with any of the recalled products at the time the recall notices were posted.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their doctor about the possible exposure to the pathogen. Symptoms can take up to 70 days to develop.

Listeria infections are sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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