FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Recall of all Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream products due to potential Listeria contamination
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of all Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream products for potential health risk consumers. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company is ceasing all sales and closing all scoop shops until all products are ensured to be 100 percent safe.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals infected by Listeria may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, infected pregnant women can suffer miscarriages or stillbirths.
The ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches being recalled were distributed nationwide to retail outlets, food service accounts and grocery stores, as well as online at http://jenis.com. This recall includes all products bearing the “Jeni’s” brand name.
To date, no illnesses have been reported associated with these products.
Customers who have purchased these products are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund, and consult with their physician regarding any medical questions. Customers may contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available on their website at https://jenis.com/recall.
This is one of several recalls impacting Georgia this week. To view a comprehensive list, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information. Also follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.