According to an FDA recall notice issued Tuesday, affected products include store-bought pints of:
- Banana Puddin Y’all
- Chocolate Squared2
- Cookies and Cream
- Cow Trax
- Double Fold Vanilla
- Georgia Butter Pecan
- Intense Dark Chocolate
- Strawberry Fields Forever and Salted Caramel
- Georgia Butter Pecan (3-gallon bulk containers)
The ice cream was sold from June 13 to July 21 in retail stores throughout Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee, FDA said.
“The Comfy Cow is taking this voluntary precautionary measure in order to ensure complete consumer safety,” said company CEO Tim Koons-McGee. “Our top priority is guaranteeing the safety of all our loyal customers.”
The contamination was found during routine sampling conducted by Comfy Cow. If you purchased any ice cream that is included in this recall, you should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a type of bacterium that causes severe cramps and diarrheal illness. There are a number of different forms of E. coli, most of which are relatively harmless to humans.
However, certain strains can cause bloody diarrhea, anemia, kidney failure, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and even death. E. coli infection most commonly occurs during the summer months and in the northern region of the U.S.
Source: Washington Post