An ice cream company has expanded a recall to include all of its products after testing revealed the presence of harmful bacteria. The Royal Ice Cream Company Inc.’s voluntary recall, initiated earlier this month, includes “all products manufactured at the facility within expiry because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
The affected products, packaged in pints, half gallons, sandwiches, and portion control slices, were sold in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire.
Consumers can suffer from high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. listeria can result in “serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the notice read. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.