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Jeni’s Again Finds Listeria in Ohio Production Facility

Listeria monocytogenes has been found for the second time in the Columbus, OH, production kitchen of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. According to CEO John Lowe, the bacteria were discovered through “routine swabbing as part of our monitoring program.” He said Friday that ice cream production, which had just resumed there on May 13, had stopped… Continue Reading

After Recall, Jeni’s Scoop Shops Reopening for Memorial Day Weekend

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which recalled all of its products last month after Listeria contamination was found in two pints of ice cream made in its Columbus, OH, production kitchen, will reopen most of its 21 scoop shops on Friday. Owner Jeni Britton Bauer indicated that the company wouldn’t be back to full production, and that customers might… Continue Reading

Jeni’s CEO: Listeria ‘Smoking Gun’ was Spout of One Production Machine

In an update posted Wednesday from John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, he said that swab testing had found Listeria on the spout of one machine in the company’s production kitchen in Columbus, OH. “We can now say that we believe we located the smoking gun,” he said, adding that, “It is a… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Recalls: Blue Bell and Jeni’s Ice Cream

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … ” So begins “A Tale of Two Cities,” the famous novel by Charles Dickens about events leading up to the French Revolution. While two ice cream companies’ recent recalls pale in relative significance to world history, they loom large in the world of food… Continue Reading