Nestle Recalls Ice Cream Cone Packs for Possible Listeria ContaminationOct 20, 2016
Nestle Cone Packs Recalls Due To Possible Health Risk
Nestlé USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack ice cream cones and 24 count Vanilla Pack cones (with cones marked for individual sale) due to a possible health risk.
The two-pack sizes contain 4.6 fl. oz. cones. The cones were manufactured in Bakersfield, California and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The company received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes from equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line where these ice cream cones are made. There have been no positive test results for listeria present in the Drumstick cones themselves, the FDA said.
No illnesses have been reported to date but the company has undertaken this recall as a precaution to avoid any potential for consumer illness.
Listeria Can Cause Fatal Infections
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems, the FDA explains. Healthy individuals usually suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the infection can be far more serious in higher risk individuals. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The Nestlé recall is limited to the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, manufactured in the Bakersfield, California ice cream production facility. The product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack. The two packs being recalled carry distinct UPC codes, as well as a Best Before date and production code. A full list of the production codes, UPC codes, and Best Before dates can be found on the FDA website.
The FDA says that consumers who have purchased the cones not consume the product. Consumers should return the packages to the place of purchase or contact Nestlé Consumer Services for a replacement. The phone number is 1-800-681-1676; the email is Nestleproductinquiry@casupport.com. Representatives are available 24 hours a day.
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