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Dozens of ice cream products recalled in four states after testing finds Listeria

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Wilcox Ice Cream of East Arlington, VT, is recalling all flavors of Wilcox brand ice cream, yogurt, and ice cream bars, as well as Leonardo’s brand gelato because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The company was notified that one lot of the Super Premium Mint Chip manufactured on 11/14/23  could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes by the Vermont Department of Agriculture. A routine sample collected by that agency tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

In addition to that flavor, the company is recalling all other products manufactured at their facility during the same period. 

Recalled products were distributed in retail stores and Co-Ops located in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

Recalled products:

Wilcox Premium Product Line – All Flavors – All Sizes with Best By/Sell By dates of 9/14/24 to 11/14/24:

Product Size UPC
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors) 1.5 Quart 04372600056
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors) Quart 04372600086
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors) Pint 04372600085
Wilcox Premium Vanilla 4 oz Cup 0437260401
Wilcox Premium Chocolate 4 oz Cup 04372600402
Wilcox Premium Coffee 4 oz Cup 04372600403
Wilcox Premium Sea Salt Caramel 4 oz Cup 04372600404
Wilcox Premium Maple Cream 4 oz Cup 04372600405
Wilcox Premium Black Raspberry 4 oz Cup 04372600406
Wilcox premium Product Line (All Flavors) 3 Gallon  
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors) 1 Gallon  

Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Product Line – All Flavors – All Sizes with Best By/Sell By dates 9/13/24 to 11/14/24:

Product Size UPC
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Salted Caramel Brownie 1.5 Quart 04372601520
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Chocolate 1.5 Quart 04372601502
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple Cream 1.5 Quart 04372601510
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple Walnut 1.5 Quart 04372601511
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Mint Chunk 1.5 Quart 04372601512
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Super Java 1.5 Quart 04372601516
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Vanilla 1.5 Quart 04372601519
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Chocolate 1.5 Quart 04372601502
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple Cream Pint 04372601610
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple Walnut Pint 04372601611
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Mint Chunk Pint 04372601612
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Super Java Pint 04372601616
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Vanilla Pint 04372601619
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Salted Caramel Brownie Pint 04372601620

Wilcox’s Premium Yogurt Line with Best By/Sell By 10/5/24, 10/6/24, 10/26/24, 10/27/24:

Product Size UPC
Wilcox Yogurt – Vanilla Pints 04372601520
Wilcox Yogurt – Maple Cream Pints 04372600698
Wilcox Yogurt – Black Raspberry Pints 04372600695

Wilcox Ice Cream 802 Ice Cream Bars with Best By/Sell By: 9/15/24 through 11/14/24

Product Size UPC
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Vanilla 802 Bars 043726005041
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Black Raspberry 802 Bars 043726005065
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Espresso 802 Bars 043726005072
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Peanut Butter 802 Bars 043726005089
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Maple Cream 802 Bars 043726005096
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Pumpkin 802 Bars 043726005010

Leonardo’s Gelato Pints and 4 oz cups with Best By/Sell By Dates: 8/28/24 to 11/14/24

Product Size UPC
Leonardo’s Gelato – Maple Gelato Pints 81643900055
Leonardo’s Gelato – Sams Creamy Chocolate Chip Pints 81643900019
Leonardo’s Gelato – Chocolate Gelato Pints 81643900005
Leonardo’s Gelato – Salted Caramel Gelato Pints 04372601701
Leonardo’s Gelato – Hazelnut Gelato Pints 04372601703
Leonardo’s Gelato – Mint Chocolate Chip Pints 81643900050
LEONARDOS Gelato – Chocolate Gelato 4 oz cup 81643900028
LEONARDOS Gelato – Sam’s Chocolate Chip 4 oz cup 81643900040
LEONARDOS Gelato – VT Maple Gelato 4 oz cup 81643900056
LEONARDOS Gelato – Mint Chocolate Chip 4 oz cup 81643900041

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses or injuries have been reported.

All products are packaged in various sizes as noted in the above tables. The SUPER PREMIUM Products are packaged in yellow containers. The Premium Products are packaged in containers that include a picture of an ice cream truck. The Leonardo’s Gelato is packaged with the Leonardo’s logo prominently displayed. The yogurt products are packaged in beige container that says Wilcox Yogurt. The ice cream bars are packaged individually in clear plastic wrap with a sticker. Best by dates for all products can be found either on the sticker or on the side of the packaging.

Customers should not consume these products.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled ice cream and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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