Detroit ice cream recall expands to all flavors

A recall that was originally announced on September 4, that included two flavors of ice cream produced by Reilly Craft Creamery of Detroit, Michigan, has now been expanded to include all lots of all flavors produced by the company since February 20, 2018. The first recall came as a result of two samples testing positive for listeria monocytogenes during routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

MDARD has subsequently conducted environmental sampling at the production facility and has found that listeria monocytogenes is actually present in multiple areas in the facility itself. As a result, Reilly Craft Creamery has chosen to recall all ice cream produced since the last clean sample which occurred on February 20.

Reilly Craft Creamery has distributed the recalled ice cream, packaged in paper pint cartons, to four local retail grocery stores in southeastern Michigan and one distributor in Ann Arbor. The following flavors produced by the creamery have been recalled:

·         House Made Honey Comb

·         Mint Choc Chunk

·         Choc Choc Chunk

·         Sea Salt Caramel

·         Hand-Steeped Coffee

·         Single-Batch Strawberry

·         Chocolate Deluxe (Vegan)

·         Small-Batch Strawberry (Vegan)

·         Butter Pecan

·         Vanilla Bean

These products have been removed from stores and ice cream production has been suspended while Reilly Craft Creamery and MDARD continue their investigation, but consumers may still have them in their home freezers. If you have purchased any Reilly Craft Creamery products that were produced since February 20, do not eat them.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The very young, the pregnant, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection.

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