Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677). This is the only production line and the only Fieldbrook Foods plant (of 3) involved in this recall notice. Both products are being recalled due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled orange cream bars, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars were sold at the following merchants under the indicated brands:
|ALDI||Sundae Shoppe||Safeway (DC/DE/FL/MD/VA)||Lucerne|
|Amigo(Puerto Rico Only)||Great Value||Save-A-Lot||World’s Fair|
|Bi Lo||Southern Home||Shaws||Lucerne|
|BJ’s||Wellsley Farms||Shoprite||Polar Express|
|Dillon||Kroger||Smart & Final||First Street|
|Dollar Tree||Party Treat||Smiths||Kroger|
|Econo (Puerto Rico Only)||Econo||Star||Lucerne|
|Food 4 Less||Kroger||Stater||Stater|
|Fred Meyer||Kroger||Stop N Shop||Ahold symbol|
|Giant||Ahold symbol||Various||Food Club|
|Giant Eagle||Giant Eagle||Various||Stoneridge|
|Meijer||Purple Cow||Walmart (Puerto Rico Only)||Great Value|
|Price Rite||Price Rite||Winn Dixie||Winn Dixie|
The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, and a “best by” date of January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products may show a “best by” date of July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. Fieldbrook Foods is working with each of these retailers to recall the affected products.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine industry testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in only a few ice cream bar samples of many tested. 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. There is no evidence of any contamination prior to October 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to January 1, 2017, through an abundance of caution and in full cooperation with the FDA. The company has suspended production and distribution of all products produced on this production line while it cooperates with the FDA to fully investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 800/333-0805 x2270.
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation takes the safety and integrity of our products very seriously. Our families also consume these products and we are working tirelessly to identify the cause of the problem and permanently fix it so the orange cream and other types of ice cream bars made at Fieldbrook Foods will again have the complete confidence of our customers and consumers.