Fieldbrook Foods Recalling Orange Cream Bars for Possible Contamination with Listeria

The affected cream bars were sold at Tops and Meijer retail stores in 10 states

Fieldbrook Foods Recalling Orange Cream Bars for Possible Contamination with Listeria
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January 8, 2018

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has announced the recall of certain Tops brand Orange Cream Bars and Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream Bars that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

UPDATE: More flavors, stores, and brand names have been added to this recall. See full lists of these impacted cream bars here and here.

What's the risk?

Listeria is an organism which 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.

Recalled Product Details

The recalled Top's Orange Cream Bars were sold in Tops retail stores located in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The bars come in a 12-count retail box. The product has a production date of December 18, 2017 and a 'best by' date of December 18, 2018.

The recalled Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars were sold in Meijer retail stores located in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. These bars also come in a 12-count retail box. The product has a production date of November 30, 2017 and a 'best by' date of November 30, 2018.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has suspended production and distribution of the affected Orange Cream Bars while it cooperates with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the source of the problem.

What should consumers do?

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled Orange Cream Bars are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall should contact Fieldbrook Foods at (800) 333-0805, extension 2270.