Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, is recalling 389 cases of its cappuccino ice cream because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company stated that the recalled item was distributed nationally through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Distributors’ Romeoville, IL, warehouse, DPI Northwest; Americold in Los Angeles; IWI’s Franklin, IN, warehouse, and Haddon House, Richburg, SC. The recalled product consists of pints of Agave Dream cappuccino ice cream packed in brown paper, 1-pint containers with “Agave Dream” printed on the front of the carton and with a best-by date of 07/04/17 and a UPC number of 899349002048. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall is the result of a routine sampling by the state of Washington, which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria bacteria. The company has ceased production and distribution of the product while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation into what caused the problem. Consumers who have purchased Agave Dream cappuccino ice cream with a best-by date 07/04/17 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 by sending email to email@example.com. Listeria is a microscopic organism that can cause serious and 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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