Ice cream recalled after Listeria contamination discovered


Ramar Foods of Pittsburg, CA, has recalled its 14-ounce packages of Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream product for potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Others may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled ice cream was available for purchase at select Target stores in  Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

Only thirty-three (33) containers of the ice cream product were purchased by consumers and the remaining containers have been removed from commerce. The ice cream affected comes in a 14 ounce, a printed paper container with UPC# 8685400001, and a Best Before date of 10/08/2021 printed on the bottom.

No illnesses have yet been associated with this recalled product.

The potential for contamination was discovered after internal routine testing by Ramar Foods revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some packages of the ice cream.

Production of the recalled product was suspended while Ramar Foods continue to work with the FDA to investigate and take appropriate corrective measures.

Consumers who purchased the Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach with the Best By date of 10/08/2021 should not consume the product and may obtain a full refund.

Consumers with questions, or who would like to request an immediate refund, may contact Ramar Foods.

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