Almost 100 Types of Ice Cream Are Being Recalled, FDA Says
More than 95 types of Velvet Ice Cream are the subject of a new voluntary recall because they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria, according to a company announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The impacted ice cream was made and distributed on or after March 24, 2021. It was sent to supermarkets, drug stores, and convenience stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Routine testing found the issue, prompting the recall. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now)
Brands included on the list are Buehler's, North Star, Super Dip, Velvet, and more. They come in various types of packaging—to see a full list of items, what they look like, and their product codes, visit the FDA's website.
"We're conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers," Luconda Dager, the CEO of Velvet Ice Cream, said in the announcement. "We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high-quality ice cream and sherbet products."
Listeria bacteria can survive on food products after refrigeration and freezing. Symptoms of an infection include chills, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, and nausea. It can also infect the nervous system, causing a stiff neck, headaches, convulsions, confusion, or loss of balance. Though symptoms may develop sooner, it could take 30 days or more for them to begin. Infections are very serious for pregnant women, individuals ages 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems, according to The Mayo Clinic.
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