Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has issued a nationwide, voluntary, recall on all their products and is closing all their scoop shops due to possible listeria contamination.
The recall is on all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches sold in the U.S. to retail outlets, grocery stores and on jenis.com.
The contamination was discovered during routine testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams said there have been no reported illnesses as of this writing.
The recall is being done as a precaution and will remain in effect until they are sure their products are safe.
John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, said in a statement that: “We have decided to recall everything currently on retailer shelves, and we are closing our scoop shops until we are 100% confident every item we sell is safe. We have called in experts to help us find the root cause. We will be working with our suppliers to determine if the bacteria was introduced by one of the ingredients we use. We will not reopen the kitchen until we can ensure the safety of our customers.”
Jeni’s is the latest in a long list of companies fighting listeria contamination, including Sabra and Blue Bell Creameries.
Listeria poisoning can be deadly, especially to the elderly, young people, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune symptoms, according to the CDC.
The company is urging anyone with their products in their possession to throw them out or return them to the store for a full refund; those with medical concerns should speak with a doctor.
Consumers can also contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905 between the hours of 9 am and 10 pm (E.D.T.) on April 24, from 9 am to 5 pm (EST) on April 25 and 26, and from 9 am to 5 pm (EST) on Mondays through Fridays thereafter. Jeni’s can also be contacted by email at [email protected], and at jenis.com/recall.
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