3000 cases of ice pops potentially contaminated with listeria
A company based in Wheeling, West Virginia, has recalled approximately 3,000 cases of ice pops as a precaution, as the frozen products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Ziegenfelder Company issued a voluntarily recall of their Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops on April 23, 2018.
The recalled ice pops had been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The pops were delivered to retail grocers and distributors between April 5 and April 19, 2018.
The frozen products were sold in packages of 12 under the brand names Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops. The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops can be identified by the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9 and lot codes D09418A through D10018B. The Sugar Free Pops can be identified by the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9 and lot codes D09318A through D10018B.
A routine state inspection of the company’s production facility in Denver, Colorado, prompted the recall. The inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in environmental samples they had collected at the site. The Ziegenfelder Company has suspended operations at the Denver plant, as it cooperates with the state in investigating the cause of the contamination.
Listeria contamination can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops should not eat them, but are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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