Real Kosher Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling soft serve On The Go ice cream and sorbet cups, because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recall is the result of 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 this recall, two cases of illness have been reported in this outbreak in two states, New York and Pennsylvania. Both individuals were hospitalized but no deaths have been reported to date.
“Soft Serve on the Go Cups” were distributed in the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massacheassetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
The recalled product reached consumers through canteens, grocery and convenience stores and more.
The recalled product is packaged in 8-ounce, clear plastic cups. The product looks like a soft serve cup served in an ice cream store, with a clear plastic cover with a seal and spoon attached to it.
|Soft Serve on the go Vanilla Chocolate, 8 fl oz||UPC 0-91404-15129-0|
|Soft Serve on the go Razzle, 8 fl oz||UPC 0-91404-15133-7|
|Soft Serve on the go Caramel, 8 fl oz||UPC 0-91404-15131-3|
|Soft Serve on the go Parve Vanilla Chocolate, 8 fl oz||UPC 0-91404-15113-9|
|Soft Serve on the go Sorbet Strawberry Mango, 8 fl oz||UPC0-91404-15128-3|
|Soft Serve Lite Peanut Butter, 8 fl oz||UPC0-91404-15285-3|
The UPC is the only identifiable code on the package. It does not have any LOT number or best by date. All product produced up to Aug. 4 is being recalled.
The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers should discontinue consumption of the product immediately. Please dispose of this product or return it for full credit.
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 the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product 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.
(To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)