UNDATED – Velvet Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products from shelves out of concern that they could be contaminated with listeria.
According to a recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company detected the presence of Listeria monocytogenes during a routine test of their ice cream.
“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” Velvet Ice Cream CEO Luconda Dager said in a statement to the FDA. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high quality ice cream and sherbet products.”
The recall applies to all products sold to drug stores, convenience stores, and supermarkets in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia on or after March 24, 2021, and applies to both their ice cream and sherbets.
The FDA published a full report of the affected products, which include flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and Buckeye Classic.
No illnesses or injuries have been associated with the ice cream recall, according to the report.
Listeria infection can cause symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. It can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems, as well as miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Should anyone be in possession of any of the possibly contaminated cartons and pints, the FDA warns to throw it out immediately or return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.