JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – Listeria concerns from a supplier are prompting a recall of another ice cream product, this time from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.
The company uses chocolate chip cookie dough that contains products from Aspen Hills, Inc., which have the potential to be contaminated with listeria.
Although the product is not directly distributed to stores in Mississippi, the manufacturer says that it is sold online, affecting customers throughout the United States.
The supplier is the same one used by ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries, which has issued a similar recall.
The Madison, Wisconsin-based company says that more than four thousand 3-gallon cartons and more than 5,200 pints are being recalled.
The following products (with their associated code dates in parentheses) are affected:
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. 3-gallon cartons:
- Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company 3-gallon cartons
- Cookie Dough Ice Cream (12/29/17, 12/19/17, 12/13/17, 12/6/17, 11/26/17 & 11/15/17)
- Heaps of Love Ice Cream (12/29/17, 11/24/17 & 11/8/17)
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (12/1/17 & 11/18/17)
- Sticks and Stones (12/27/17, 12/2/17 & 11/10/17)
- Yippee Skippee (12/1/17)
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. pints:
- Cookie Dough Ice Cream (12/13/17, 12/9/17 & 11/26/17)
The Baked Bear brand 3-gallon cartons:
- Cookie Dough (12/6/17, 11/26/17 & 11/15/17)
According to a written release posted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) “(t)he affected product can be identified by the code date listed on the bottom right hand corner of the product label on 3 gallon cartons and by the code date listed on the bottom of each pint. No illnesses have been reported to date that we are aware of.”
The USFDA offers the following warning about this type of listeria:
“Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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.”
Customers are being asked to destroy or return the recalled products. A full refund or credit will be given. Consumers with questions or who need more information can call the Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company directly at: (800) 466.8043 or contact customer service personnel via e-mail at: email@example.com.