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Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream for Listeria Risk

Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream for Listeria Risk

October 10, 2016 — Nestlé USA, Inc. has issued a recall for selected Drumstick ice cream cones due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall includes 16 and 24 count boxes of 4.6-oz Drumstick cones with best-by dates between June 2 and June 19, 2017. No other products were recalled.

No products have tested positive for Listeria. However, the ice cream may have come in contact with infected surfaces on a production line.

No illnesses have been reported, but infections can be life-threatening or deadly — especially for people with vulnerable immune systems. According to the FDA:

“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.”

Nestlé received positive test results for Listeria from equipment contact surfaces at a facility in Bakersfield, California. The recalled products were put into distribution inadvertently.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that survives freezing and grows in refrigerator temperatures. It especially likes cold, dark, wet places that are often found in food-processing facilities. Listeria is hard to eradicate because it is so common in the environment. It also causes mastitis in cows, which is why unpasteurized milk is often contaminated and Listeria is often found in dairy facilities.

Last year, Blue Bell Creameries and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream recalled all of their products due to possible contamination with Listeria. Both companies have issued multiple follow-up recalls after re-discovering Listeria in their facilities.

Description

Production Code

UPC

Best Before Date

DSTK Club CP 16×4.6floz US

624458021272554-11096

Between June 2 – June 15, 2017

6245580212
6246580212
6247580212
6248580212
6249580212
6250580212
6251580212
6252580212
6253580212
6254580212
6255580212
6256580212
6257580212

DSTK Vanilla 24×4.6floz US

6258580212

72554-00160

Between June 16 – June 19, 2017

6259580212
6260580212
6261580212

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