In April 2015, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream recalled all ice cream products and shut down stores temporarily over concerns about possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported.
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UPDATE: Listeria Found Again at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Facility in Ohio
August 24, 2016 — More than a year after Jeni’s recalled all of their ice cream, Listeria has been found again at a production facility in Ohio. The FDA also found significant violations of good manufacturing practices. Click here to read more.
June 15, 2015 — Just weeks after reopening, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has temporarily closed their doors again after finding Listeria in a production facility in Columbus, Ohio. Click here to read more.
May 26, 2015 — The FDA has released a report outlining flaws in food safety procedures at a facility in Cincinatti, Ohio where Listeria-tainted ice cream was made by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. Click here to read more.
May 7, 2015 — The source of Listeria contamination that led Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to recall all of their products last month has been traced to the spout of a pint-filling machine, according to an update posted yesterday. Click here to read more.
Jeni’s Splendid is a boutique ice cream company that started in Ohio and now operates 21 “scoop shops” nationwide. Products are also widely distributed in markets, including Whole Foods grocery stores.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Recall
On April 2, 2015, several samples of ice cream were collected from a Whole Foods grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska, by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Those samples included a pint each of Jeni’s Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Dark Chocolate ice cream.
On April 15, one sample of Jeni’s ice cream tested positive for Listeria and the FDA was notified. The next day, health inspectors sent a second sample to an FDA lab in Denver for further testing.
On April 21, the second sample of Jeni’s Dark Chocolate ice cream tested positive for Listeria. Two days later, Jeni’s recalled all of their products.
On April 23, a recall was issued for all ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream sandwiches.
Jeni’s announced that the source of contamination was traced to a facility in Harrison West, Ohio, which has been shut down while the company works to sterilize the facility. According to a statement on the company’s website:
“We have decided to recall everything currently on retailer shelves, and we are closing our scoop shops until we are 100% confident every item we sell is safe. We have called in experts to help us find the root cause. We will be working with our suppliers to determine if the bacteria was introduced by one of the ingredients we use. We will not reopen the kitchen until we can ensure the safety of our customers.”
Listeria Food Poisoning
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that is commonly found in soil and water. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, older adults, and people with weak immune systems. Pregnant women can also suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Symptoms of listeriosis appear 3-70 days after eating contaminated food, and can last for weeks. The most severe infections spread beyond the gastrointestinal system to the nervous system, leading to meningitis to even encephalitis.
Healthy adults may experience symptoms like:
- High fever
- Stiff neck
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain and cramping
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