No illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.
Giant Food Stores is following a recall by Fieldbrook Foods Corp. and removing from sale its store brand orange cream bars and ice cream bars due to the potential of listeria contamination.
"Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy".
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The ice cream was sold at Smart & Final and other various stores.
The impacted ice cream bars have a best by date of January 1 2018 through December 31, 2018. Products under the Hood and Kemps labels show "best by" dates of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 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. The products made by Fieldbrook Foods Corporation have different branding depending on the store that their being sold.
There is no evidence of any contamination prior to October 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to January 1, 2017, as a precautionary measure. Consumers with questions on this recall may visit the Product Recalls page at GiantEagle.com for more information, or may contact Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m. All production on this line has been suspended while the company and the FDA investigate the issue.
Those who have purchased the recalled products can return them to the store for a full refund.