FMIF Holdings LLC is recalling Snow Monkey Goji Berry flavor and Cacao flavor frozen treats because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Listeria monocytogenes in the the Dr. Bob’s ice cream manufacturing plant where Snow Monkey products were made.
Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC, now reportedly closed, is FMIF’s former manufacturing plant. The Snow Monkey recall notice includes the same paragraph as several other ice cream company recalls this fall.
“The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the facility of the contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC and in finished product of an unrelated company’s brand that was manufactured at Dr. Bob’s facility, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products produced this year at its facility,” according to the Snow Monkey recall notice.
- 8-ounce Snow Monkey Subzero Superfood in Cacao delivered from online order between May and June and stamped with a barcode that reads “000000000000 Sample Only – Not for Resale’
- 8-ounce Snow Monkey Subzero Superfood in in Goji Berry delivered from online order between May and June and stamped with a barcode that reads ‘000000000000 Sample Only – Not for Resale’
Barcodes can be found printed horizontally on the side of the label next to the nutritional facts.
The recalled Snow Monkey products were distributed via online order between May and June in California, Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, Washington D.C., Michigan, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire. None of the recalled Snow Monkey products were sold at retail locations.
The products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Others 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.
To date, no illnesses have been reported resulting in conjunction from consuming Snow Monkey products.
Customers who received the recalled 8-ounce pods via online order between May and June are urged to dispose of any remaining products immediately as they may be at risk. The majority of the 8-ounce pods were filled with a batch machine, there was no Listeria found in the batch machine by the FDA.
The other ice cream recalls posted to date with the FDA in relation to the Dr. Bob’s facility 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; and
- Nov. 10 Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula five flavors — chocolate, lavender, vanilla, chocolate chip and cappuccino.
For additional details on the other recalls related to the Listeria found in the Dr. Bob’s production facility, please see: “Dr. Bob’s closes in wake of ice cream recalls for Listeria“
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