Just over a week ago, the Royal Ice Cream Company announced a somewhat limited recall of its Batch Ice Cream due to Listeria contamination. On February 12, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) shared an advisory from the company, expanding this recall.
This initial recall only included three flavors within the Batch Ice Cream family. Now it has expanded significantly to include all ice cream produced at its plant that is within its expiration date and has the manufacturing code “CT121”. All products can be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The contamination was detected on the company’s processing equipment.
Here is the full list of recalled ice creams.
- Branded pints per pack, all flavors
- Royal Ice Cream Brand Half Gallons, Pints, Cakes, All Specialties.
- Ronny Brook Ice Cream pints all flavors and 3 gallon tubs
- New Orleans Ice Cream Quarts All Flavors and 2.5 Gallon Tubs
- Pints of Maple Valley Ice Cream All Flavors
- Art Cream all pint flavors
- Sweet Scoops Yogurt all pint flavors
- Gelato Fiasco all pint flavors
- Biggy Iggy’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Munson Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches with
- Giffords ice cream sandwiches all flavors
- Chewy Louie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Snow Ice Cream Sandwich
- Newport Creamery – Crazy Vanilla, Van & Choc, Vanilla & Coffee HG – only
Along with the expansion of recalled products comes an expanded region through which the products have been distributed. These ice creams were available in Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.
Listeria is an organism that, as stated in the recall, can “cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.” Even healthy people can get very sick from eating contaminated food. So don’t take any chances if you have that ice cream in the fridge. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.