Ultimate Imports is recalling “Soft Serve on the Go” brand frozen dessert cups because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
A recall in the United States triggered this recall. The U.S. recall resulted from an individual becoming ill and reporting to have eaten this product. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture tested samples of product and one sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
As of the posting of the U.S. recall, two cases of illness have been reported in this outbreak in New York and Pennsylvania. Both individuals were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported to date.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the products were distributed in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
|Soft Serve on the Go||Caramel Vanilla (ice cream)||8 fl oz||0 91404 15131 3||All units sold up to and including August 10, 2023|
|Soft Serve on the Go||Natural Peanut Butter (ice cream)||8 fl oz||0 91404 15285 3||All units sold up to and including August 10, 2023|
|Soft Serve on the Go||Non-Dairy Parve Vanilla Chocolate (frozen dessert)||8 fl oz||0 91404 15113 9||All units sold up to and including August 10, 2023|
|Soft Serve on the Go||Razzle n’ Dazzle Peanut Butter (ice cream)||8 fl oz||0 91404 15133 7||All units sold up to and including August 10, 2023|
|Soft Serve on the Go||Strawberry Mango Sorbet||8 fl oz||0 91404 15128 3||All units sold up to and including August 10, 2023|
|Soft Serve on the Go||Vanilla Chocolate (ice cream)||8 fl oz||0 91404 15129 0||All units sold up to and including August 10, 2023|
Consumers should not consume, serve, use, sell or distribute recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
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 ice cream and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.
As of the posting of this recall, no reported illnesses have been associated with consuming these products in Canada.
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 cancer patients with 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.
Also, anyone who has eaten 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.
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