An ice cream recall that started with one brand distributed in three chain stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut now includes 14 brands and retail stores in nine states, Royal Ice Cream Company announced.
Here’s what you need to know
What was recalled?
These ice cream products manufactured by the Royal Ice Cream Company have been recalled:
▪ Art Cream, all pint flavors;
▪ Batch brand pints, all flavors;
▪ Biggy Iggy’s ice cream sandwiches;
▪ Chewy Louie ice cream sandwiches;
▪ Gelato Fiasco, all pint flavors;
▪ Giffords ice cream sandwiches, all flavors;
▪ Maple Valley Ice Cream, All Flavor Pints;
▪ Munson Chip Wich ice cream sandwiches;
▪ New Orleans ice cream, pints of all flavors and 2.5 gallon tubs;
▪ Newport Creamery, Crazy Vanilla, Vanilla & Chocolate, Vanilla & Coffee HG flavors;
▪ Ronny Brook Ice Cream, all-flavor pints and 3-gallon tubs;
▪ Royal Ice Cream, half gallons, pints, cakes, all specialties;
▪ Snow Wich ice cream sandwich;
▪ Sweet Scoops yogurt, all pint flavors.
In addition to stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the recalled products have been distributed in other New England states such as Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as stores in Florida, New York, in Texas and Louisiana.
Why is he recalled?
The recall notice states that FDA testing found listeria on Royal Ice Cream’s processing equipment.
Listeria kills about 260 of the 1,600 Americans infected each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The elderly, pregnant women and children under 5 are most vulnerable to the worst effects of listeria. Listeria can cause stillbirths and miscarriages. Symptoms of Listeria include nausea, diarrhea, high fever, severe headache, upset stomach, stiffness, confusion, and poor balance.
What should you do now?
Return the ice cream to the store of purchase for a full refund or at least throw it away. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you feel ill.
If you have any questions about the recall, call Royal Ice Cream at 860-649-5358, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.