RECALL ALERT: Nestle Drumstick ice cream may contain listeria

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Check your freezer for any Nestlé Drumstick ice cream because it could be contaminated with listeria.

Nestle has issued a voluntary recall for its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) due to a possible health risk.

No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.

The recall comes after equipment at the company’s California factory tested positive for listeria. There have been no positive tests for Listeria in the Drumstick cones themselves.

No illnesses have been reported to date; the company is initiating this recall as a precautionary action to avoid any potential for consumer illness.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others 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.

The two packs being recalled carry distinct UPC codes, as well as a “best before” date and production code. The product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack.


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