Ice cream bars recalled for possible Listeria contamination

(WVLT) -- According to the Food and Drug Administration, Fieldbrook Foods Corporation issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on one of the company's lines in its Dunkirk, NY, plant.

Both products were recalled due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, Listeria infection could 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:

The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, and have 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased these products were 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.

For photos of complete brands affected by the recall, visit the FDA official recall online.