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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream gets positive close out letter from FDA

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After a 2015 food-safety issue, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is back in store, with more scoop shops, flavors, and respect than before. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a close-out letter, announcing that Jeni’s corrected the problems they were previously cited for, in the initial warning letter.   The company’s revenue has resumed since a health scare at a Whole Foods store… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s recalls ice cream because of bits of metal

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For the second consecutive month, Trader Joe’s is recalling ice cream. All lot codes of the retailer’s branded Matcha Green Tea flavored ice cream are under recall because they could be contaminated with small pieces of metal. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of June 10 when Trader Joe’s posted the recall notice, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately. The recall… Continue Reading

Mango flavored popsicles recalled in 4 states for Salmonella

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La Granja Inc. of Doraville, GA, is recalling 4,000 units of “hand-crafted Paleteria Mango Flavored” ice cream treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis. The popsicles were distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores by direct delivery. “The recall was a result of a routine… Continue Reading

Positive Listeria test results spur ice cream recall in Canada

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Foodservice operations in Canada are being warned not to serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corp. because federal tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled the Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, according to a notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

Foxy’s ice cream recalled because of Listeria at Dr. Bob’s plant

To view photos of all of the recalled flavors of Foxy's ice cream, click on the image.

Another premium ice cream brand — Foxy’s Thoughtful Ice Cream — is recalling products because they were made at Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC where Listeria was found in the manufacturing facility and in finished product of another brand. Six flavors of Foxy’s brand are included in the recall by Altijira Murray Products LLC of… Continue Reading

Pumpkin ice cream pies recalled for undeclared peanuts

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Anderson’s Frozen Custard Inc. is recalling its “Pumpkin Ice Cream Pies” because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies or sensitivities to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. “The pumpkin… Continue Reading

Dr. Bob’s closes in wake of ice cream recalls for Listeria

Although the recall notice for the Manila Sky Purple Yumm ice cream (above) states all ice cream products produced this year at the manufacturing facility have been recalled, neither FDA nor Dr. Bob's of Upland LLC had posted any recall information as of Wednesday night.

California ice cream manufacturer Dr. Bob’s has reportedly closed down operations after federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the production facility and finished product, spurring secondary recalls of five brands of high-dollar ice cream shipped across the country. Repeated attempts to reach the company and its owner, Robert Small, have been unsuccessful since the operation… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: A little dab’ll do ya when it comes to Listeria

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Those nerds at the FDA and CDC have been at it again, thank goodness. They took a crazy close look at the Listeria outbreak traced to Blue Bell Creameries ice cream and found evidence supporting the long-held assumption that very small amounts of the pathogen can lead to serious infections in some groups of people. Though… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Cookie dough recall hits Weight Watchers frozen desserts

recalled Weight Watchers cookie dough dessert

UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman for Weight Watchers provided the following statement. “To clarify, the voluntary recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae is being issued by Kraft Heinz Company, the manufacturer and marketer of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. Once Kraft Heinz identified the issue, it immediately began an investigation and… Continue Reading

Fifth ice cream brand recalled because of cookie dough Listeria

recalled Cedar Crest ice cream

Although testing by Blue Bell Creameries in September revealed Listeria contamination and spurred recalls by Blue Bell, three other ice cream companies and a cookie dough manufacturer, a fifth ice cream company just announced a recall, saying it wasn’t notified about the problem until this past week. “Cedar Crest was notified on Nov. 10 that… Continue Reading