The recalled products are orange cream bars, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include the chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars.
A NY company whose products have been sold at stores across the country including Giant Eagle has issued a recall on ice cream bars that may contain a bacterium that can cause fatal infections.
The recalled products have production dates between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 and "best by" dates between January 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018.
Giant Food Store has issued a voluntary recall for three types of ice cream due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, of Dunkirk, NY., issued the recall January 5, 2018.
The recalled ice cream bars were sold in Meijer retail store located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. The Hood and Kemps products could also have a "best by" date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
"Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy".
So far the FDA have not reported any illnesses connected to the ice cream.
Customers are asked to discard any unused portions of these products and bring their receipt to Giant for a full refund.
The company said it has suspended production and distribution while it cooperates with the FDA to investigate the source of the contamination. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-333-0805, ext.