The recall affects 30-ounce PICS Fudge Bars with UPC 41735 09250, according to the manufacturer.
The problem was found during routine testing which identified the presence of listeria in several samples provided by the company.
Many of the customers who purchased the recalled ice cream bars were contacted through Price Chopper/Market 32’s SoundBite notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers with the company’s AdvantEdge card to alert those households that may have purchased recalled foods.
A person with listeria infection, or listeriosis, may develop fever, muscle aches, and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions can occur. In immune-deficient individuals, listeria can travel to the central nervous system (CNS), causing meningitis and/or encephalitis (brain infection).
If you purchased any of the recalled ice cream, you should not eat it, and either discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.
To date, there have been no listeria infections or other illnesses linked to the recalled ice cream bars, according to the manufacturer.
Source: Press Republican