Real Kosher Ice Cream Recalls Soft Serve on the Go Cups Because of Possible Health Risk

As you may be aware, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections potentially linked to “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream 8-oz cups produced by Real Kosher Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY, which issued a recall of all flavors of these cups on August 9.

Please note that the recall impacts ice cream cups that were distributed to long-term care facilities. At least one person in a long-term care facility was reported to become sick due to the ice cream, and the CDC is advising long-term care facilities, hospitals and other institutions not to serve any flavor of the ice cream cups.

Symptoms of Listeria include fever, muscle aches, tiredness, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or seizures after eating the ice cream. Symptoms usually start within 2 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria, but may start as early as the same day or as late as 10 weeks after. Listeria is especially harmful to people who are aged 65 or older or with weakened immune systems, because it is more likely to spread beyond their gut to other parts of their body, resulting in a severe condition known as invasive listeriosis. For people who are 65 years or older or who have a weakened immune system, Listeria often results in hospitalization and sometimes death. For more information about Listeria, see the Listeria Questions and Answers page.

Do not eat “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cups.

  • Check your freezers. Listeria can survive at freezing temperatures.
  • Throw them away or return them to where you bought them for a refund.
  • If you have any questions, contact the company at 845-668-4346 or (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5 pm EST).

Topics: IPC

Written by Argentum

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