More bad news for ice cream lovers: Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams issued a voluntary recall of all its products today "because of possible health risks" caused by the presence of Listeria. The news release reveals that "the contamination was discovered in a sample randomly collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture." The company is also shuttering all its scoop shops and suspending sales "until all products are ensured to be 100% safe."
More details from the recall notice:
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has initiated a voluntary recall of all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. ... Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is not aware of any illness reports to date related to the recalled products. However, out of an abundance of caution, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is taking this voluntary precautionary measure in order to ensure complete consumer safety.
Customers who have purchased any of the products are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund, and consult with their physician regarding any medical questions. Customers may also contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905 between the hours of 9 am and 10 pm (E.D.T.) on April 23 and 24, from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on April 25 and 26, and from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on Mondays through Fridays thereafter. Jeni’s can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and at jenis.com/recall.
Jeni's has around two dozen scoop shops across the country, including locations in Chicago, Atlanta, and LA; it also offers online ordering of its products for shipping across the country.
The Jeni's recall comes hot on the heels of a large-scale disaster for Blue Bell: The Brenham, Texas-based ice cream company just recalled all of its products after Listeria-tainted ice cream killed three and sickened several more in Kansas and Texas.Eater Video: Make perfect ice cream at home