Jeni’s ice cream has followed in the footsteps of another ice cream provider by recalling all its products amid fears of listeria contamination. The Columbus-based company issued the voluntary recall on April 23rd.
The company issued a statement in which they noted they are recalling all of their product voluntarily include ice cream, sorbet and ice cream sandwiches, in all sizes and packaging. The sale of products online has also been halted as the company assesses the listeria concerns and ensures all products released going forward are safe for consumption.
Over the last 30 days three companies have been forced to remove products due to potential listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream issued two separate recalls when the CDC connected several cases of listeria to the consumption of Blue Bell ice cream. Production of Blue Bell ice cream has been halted until the source of the outbreak can be nailed down. Sabra, STX Entertainment reports that the famous for their hummus and other dips, recalled 30,000 cases of their hummus products over similar concerns, although there are no reports of individuals being sickened by the consumption of the hummus.
Listeria is a dangerous bacteria that can cause listeriosis infection. The infection is most serious in the elderly and in young children. It has a mortality rate of 20$.