Publix Recalls Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Due To Possible Health Risk
The Product May Be Contaminated By Listeria
Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in the Publix Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream, has notified Publix that some of their product could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
In response, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for its Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
The ice cream was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The packaging bears UPC 000-41415-03843 and sell-by date May 27 2017, which are printed on the bottom of the half-gallon container.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
To date, there have been no reported cases of illness.
Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.
Customers with additional questions can call the Publix Customer Care department at (800) 242-1227.