The Royal Ice Cream Company Inc. is recalling specific lots of Batch Ice Cream brand vanilla, ginger and mocha chip ice cream after it found Listeria monocytogenes on processing equipment.
The ice cream products were distributed in Massachusetts.
The company said testing by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of the Listeria monocytogenes.
The products were packaged in paper 16-ounce pints with the “Batch Ice Cream” name and flavors printed on the front.
The products have a date of manufacture of 1/19/22 and best-by date of 7/19/23, located on the bottom of the cup, according to the recall announcement.
There is concern that consumers may have the products in their homes because of the long shelf life of the ice cream.
Consumers can use the following label information to determine whether they have the ice cream in their home freezers.
The products have the following UPC numbers:
- Vanilla — 837654968505
- Ginger — 83765496856
- Mocha chip — 83765496853
As of the posting of the recall notice the company said no illnesses have been linked to the recalled products.
Consumers who purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund, the company said.
Those with questions can call the company at 860-649-5358.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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