FDA warns about Listeria in ice cream bars

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of ice cream bars due to concerns over contamination with Listeria.

The recall involves orange cream bars, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars and raspberry cream bars made by Fieldbrook Foods Corporation at its Dunkirk, N.Y. facility in 2017.

The recalled products have a production date of Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products may show a “best by” date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

The ice cream was sold to various stores under a variety of brand names. Click on the recall of ice cream bars link to see if you have the ice cream.

Consumers 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.

According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals 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.

No illnesses have been reported as of this post.