Check Your Freezer, North Carolina Has Ice Cream Recall
The summer and hot temperatures are here, so ice cream has been a saving grace for many. That is until a recent ice cream recall in North Carolina. Frozen food company Real Kosher has recalled cups of its 8-ounce ice cream, noting it might be contaminated with listeria.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement last Thursday (August 8). The agency said the Real Kosher brand Soft Serve On The Go ice cream would be taken off the shelves in 19 states. North Carolina is one of them.
Two people – one in New York, the other in Pennsylvania — got sick and had to be hospitalized after eating the ice cream. No deaths have been reported linked to the ice cream. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), listeria is a bacterial infection that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young children, frail or elderly people, or others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people may experience symptoms like high fever, severe headache and stomach pain. The infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
CBS news says the FDA is investigating. Meanwhile, Real Kosher has stopped all production o the ice cream until the investigation is complete.
Recalled Ice Cream Flavors
According to Real Kosher, the recalled ice cream flavors are:
- Soft Serve on the go Vanilla Chocolate
- Soft Serve on the go Razzle
- Soft Serve on the go Caramel
- Soft Serve on the go Parve Vanilla Chocolate
- Soft Serve on the go Sorbet Strawberry Mango
- Soft Serve Lite Peanut Butter
Real Kosher’s recalled ice cream
Real Kosher’s recalled ice cream was sold in the following states:
- North Carolina
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
The product was also sold in Washington, D.C.