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 Ventura, CA. The pints of ice cream went to retailers in California, Pennsylvania and “the Northeast” according to the recall notice posted on the food and Drug ADministration’s website Tuesday. The recalled Foxy’s ice cream was also sold online.
The company estimates less than 4,000 pints of Foxy’s ice cream are subject to the recall, which “accounts for approximately 10% of the pint-packaged ice cream products carrying the Foxy’s brand label.”
All of the recalled Foxy’s ice cream is packaged in paper containers and has one of four “Best By” codes: March 17, 18, 19 or 20, 2017.
Because of the product’s long shelf life, the company is urging consumers to check their home freezers for any of the following six flavors bearing one of the four March 2017 dates:
- Rather Thoughtful Vanilla;
- Oregon Cherry Vanilla;
- California Pistachio;
- Rocky Road Less Travelled;
- Uncle Mike’s Double Chocolate; and
- Salted Caramel and English Toffee.
“Consumers who have purchased any of the six 16-ounce, pint size, packages of Foxy’s ice cream should not eat these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund,” according to the recall notice. “Consumers with questions may contact the company recall message at 805 232 4519.”
Multiple brands recalled because of Listeria at Dr. Bob’s
Several other companies have recalled a variety of brands of ice cream manufactured at the Dr. Bob’s facility, beginning on Nov. 2. Dr. Bob’s has reportedly been closed for more than a month, with phones having been disconnected. No one has responded to emailed requests for comment sent to Dr. Bob’s.
All of the recalls refer to FDA inspectors having found Listeria monocytogenes in the Dr. Bob’s production facility and in an as yet unnamed brand of ice cream.
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled ice cream and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen. It can take up to 70 days for symptoms to develop after exposure.
Listeria monocytogenes 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.
The ice cream recalls posted to date with the FDA in relation to the Dr. Bob’s inspection are:
- Nov. 2 AC Creamery of Anaheim one flavor — Manila Sky Purple Yum;
- Nov. 4 McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams of Santa Barbara seven flavors — mint chip, peppermint stick, salted caramel chip, sweet cream, Turkish coffee, vanilla bean and Dutchman’s chocolate;
- Nov. 9 ISB Food Group of Los Angeles two flavors of Nancy’s Fancy brand — butterscotch Budino gelato and peanut butter with crunchy peanuts gelato;
- Nov. 9 ISB Food Group two flavors of L.A. Creamery brand — honeycomb ice cream and salted caramel;
- Nov. 10 Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula five flavors — chocolate, lavender, vanilla, chocolate chip and cappuccino; and
- Nov. 23 FMIF Holdings LLC two flavors of Snow Monkey pods — Goji Berry and Cacao.
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