Listeria concerns have caused the recall of 26 brands of orange cream bars and chocolate-coated ice cream bars sold at more than 30 retail chains around the nation and Puerto Rico.
The chains affected include Southeastern Grocers (Winn-Dixie, Bi Lo, Harveys) as well as Aldi, Dollar Tree, Kroger, Safeway, Ralph’s and Jewel.
Fieldbrook Foods expanded its recall of orange cream bars sold at Tops and Meijers chains to include all orange cream bars and chocolate-coated ice cream bars made in 2017 on a single line at its Dunkirk, N.Y., plant. The discovery of listeria in a lot that was produced, but that never made it to market, prompted the original recall of the treats commonly called “creamsicles” (though this recall has nothing to do with the actual Creamsicle brand).
“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 expansion notice stated. “There is no evidence of any contamination prior to Oct. 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to Jan. 1, 2017, through an abundance of caution and in full cooperation with the FDA.”
Fieldbrook says it has cut all production and distribution of anything made on that production line.
Listeria monocytogenes cause listeriosis, a sometimes fatal…