Don’t eat that Orange Cream Bar! There is a nationwide recall, due to possible Listeria exposure, on all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars from Fieldbrook Foods Corporation made in 2017. Some of the stores who have this product are, Aldi, BJ’s, Kroger, Giant, Meijer, Price Chopper, Safeway, Shaw’s, Dollar Tree, Acme, Bi-Lo, Fred Meyer, Frys, Food 4 Less, Jewel, King Soopers and more. To see a complete listing of the stores and brand affected>>CLICK HERE<<. These ice cream bars were packaged under numerous names and store brands. All of the recalled bars were produced in 207, and most have best-by dates in 2018.
Listeria is a strain of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal issues, and headache, muscle aches, fever, confusion, stiffness and convulsions in more serious situations. 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. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported. Anyone who purchased the products can return them for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 800/333-0805 x2270.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine industry testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a few ice cream bar samples of the many that were tested. The expansion of the recall is out of precaution for consumer health and food safety after a few additional samples tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. There is no evidence of any contamination prior to October 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to January 1, 2017, through an abundance of caution and in full cooperation with the FDA.