Ice cream bars sold at Giant Eagle, ALDI could be contaminated


No illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars produced in 2017 at the company's plant in Dunkirk, New York.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Fieldbrook Foods Corp. announced a recall, which prompted Giant to remove its store-brand orange cream bars and ice cream bars, according to a news release.

Listeria concerns have prompted an ice cream recall for store brand ice cream bars from more than 30 store chains throughout the USA and Puerto Rico. "However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea".

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Listeria can cause serious - and sometimes fatal - infections. The bars were produced in 2017 with a "best by" date of January 31 to December 31, 2018.

Some sweet ice treats that can be found at Kroger and other retailers are being recalled over listeria concerns. Products under the Hood and Kemps labels show "best by" dates of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. There is no evidence of contamination before October 31, 2017, but the company has extended the recall back to January 2017 through an abundance of caution. People who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 800/333-0805 x2270.

You can see the long list of product recalls, along with the stores where they were sold, the brand name, and product photos at the FDA web site.