In a year that’s seen its fair share of ice cream recalls because of fears about listeria, we’re now getting word that a beloved store brand is being proactively taken off the shelves to protect consumers.
Publix premium brand ice cream is the latest domino to fall
Southeastern regional grocer Publix has announced a voluntary recall of Publix Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream after being alerted by a third-party supplier to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
If you have a half-gallon with a UPC of 000-41415-03843 and a sell by date of May 27 at the bottom of the container, return it to the store for a full refund.
Blue Bell has another round of recalls too
Blue Bell, meanwhile, is also doing a voluntary recall of the following products in half gallons and pints: Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step sold to retail outlets and three-gallon flavors of Blue Bell Blue Monster, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough sold to food service accounts.
Look for a date indicating that the Blue Bell products were produced from February 2, 2016 through September 7, 2016 and return them to the store for a full refund.
Because of the wide distribution of Aspen Hills’ cookie dough, the potentially contaminated ice cream has been sold in more than a dozen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.