Lappert’s Ice Cream of Richmond California is recalling its Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The product is sold in standard one pint ice cream cartons and is identified as “Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip”. The product contains no date code. The product has been distributed in the Seattle, Washington area, and the San Francisco Bay area.
The recall was a result of routine testing by the State of Washington Agriculture Department, which sampled several of the company’s flavors. All flavors tested showed no problems, except for the recalled flavor. The company has ceased production of this flavor.
Listeria Monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and other 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.