McConnell's Fine Ice Creams Recalls Select Pints Due to Possible Health Risk
samples tested in the manufacturer's facility were positive for Listeria monocytogenes
Out of an abundance of caution, McConnell's Fine Ice Creams has issued a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found samples positive for listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer's facility and in finished product of another company's brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for McConnell's and other ice cream companies this year.
The seven affected flavors account for approximately 15% of the pint-packaged ice cream products carrying the McConnell's brand label. All the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob's of Upland. As of now, no other products are known to be affected. Ice cream produced at McConnell's Santa Barbara facility is not included in this recall.
Please click here to view a full list of all affected flavors and their corresponding Best By code dates.
The recalled McConnell's ice cream was distributed to retial stores in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
To date, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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 infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled ice cream are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further information on this recall, contact McConnell's recall hotline at (866) 723-2454.