April 27, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Recalls All Products

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches produced by Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Columbus, Ohio. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has initiated a voluntary recall for the products listed above because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company is ceasing all sales and closing all scoop shops until all products are ensured to be 100 percent safe.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals infected by Listeria may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, infected pregnant women can suffer miscarriages or stillbirths. The ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches being recalled were distributed in the U.S. to retail outlets, including food service accounts and grocery markets, as well as online at jenis.com.

This recall includes all products bearing the "Jeni's" brand name. The contamination was discovered in a sample randomly collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. 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 a.m. and 10 p.m. (EDT) on April 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm (EDT) on April 25 and 26, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) on Mondays through Fridays thereafter. Jeni's can also be contacted by email at recall@jenis.com, and at jenis.com/recall.

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