Full Tilt Ice Cream Recalls Its Dairy Based Ice Cream Flavors

On January 2, 2015, Full Tilt Ice Cream of Seattle, Washington, recalled all of its dairy based ice cream flavors (except their non-dairy frozen desserts), sold under the Full Tilt brand name, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with the potentially fatal pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

The Full Tilt Ice Cream recall was prompted because the company’s dairy based ice cream products contain ice cream base produced and recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. as an ingredient. Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream has been linked to two cases of listeriosis (a Listeria infection) in Kings County, Washington. Several other companies using Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream as an ingredients supplier also recalled their ice creams.

The Full Tilt dairy based ice cream products are distributed in Oregon and Washington through grocery stores and retail scoop shops.

According to a company press release, the following products are subject to the recall:

“The ice cream was sold in 16oz paper containers with a 7 digit code ending in 14x (ie: 0219142), as well as 1.5 gallon and 3 gallon plastic gallon tubs produced before 12/19/2014.”

Following is a summary of affected products:

  • Full Tilt Ice Cream; 16 oz containers; 01/01/2014-12/19/2014 (production dates); paper(packaging)
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream; 1.5 gallon containers; 01/01/2014-12/19/2014 (production dates); plastic gallon (packaging)
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream; 3 gallon containers; 01/01/2014-12/19/2014 (production dates); plastic gallon (packaging)

Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled ice cream.

Listeria moncytogenes is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and life-threatening infection known as listeriosis. Pregnant women and their fetuses, newborns, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing a Listeria infection and suffering Listeria complications.

CDC Provides Update for Listeria Caramel Apple Outbreak

Listeria Case Count by State

In its December 30, 2014, update, the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a total of 32 persons have been infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes in a fatal Listeria outbreak linked to eating prepackaged caramel apples. The confirmed case count by state is as follows: Arizona (4), California (2), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), Nevada (1), New Mexico (6), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (3). Available illness onset dates range from October 17, 2014, to December 11, 2014.

More About the Outbreak

Listeria moncytogenes is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and life-threatening infection known as listeriosis. Pregnant women and their fetuses, newborns, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing a Listeria infection and suffering its complications. The vulnerability of these groups to Listeria infection is demonstrated by the CDC’s latest caramel apple outbreak statistics:

  • Ten cases have been associated with a pregnancy (occurred in a pregnant woman or her newborn infant). One fetal loss has been reported.
  • Among those cases not associated with pregnancy, ages ranged from 7 to 92 years, with a median age of 66 years.
  • Three cases of meningitis occurred in otherwise healthy children aged 5–15 years.
  • Thirty-one of those sickened have been hospitalized.
  • Six deaths have been reported. Listeriosis contributed to three of these deaths. It is unclear whether listeriosis contributed to an additional two deaths. The sixth death was unrelated to listeriosis.

California Snack Foods, Happy Apple, and Merbs Candies Recall Their Prepackaged Caramel Apples

According to the FDA, three companies including California Snack Foods, Happy Apple, and Merbs Candies have recalled their commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. The recalling companies indicated that they have received notice from an apple supplier, Bidart Brothers, that there may be a connection between Bidart Brothers’ apples and the outbreak. The CDC continues to warn consumers not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples, including plain caramel apples as well as those containing nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, or other toppings, until more specific guidance can be provided. Additional recall information can be found at FDA/Recalls.

Obtain a Free Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeriosis, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by using the Free Listeria Lawsuit Evaluation Form found on this page, or by calling the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Snoqualmie Ice Cream Product Contamination Triggers Recalls by Additional Ice Cream Companies

The Washington State Department of Health recently announced that two cases of listeriosis in King County, Washington, were linked to eating Listeria contaminated ice cream produced by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream. The company issued a recall of all affected products on December 24, 2014. Pink’s Ice Cream of Seattle, Washington and Great Feelings Foods of Portland, Oregon, shortly thereafter announced recalls of their products because Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream had served as either their dairy or ingredients supplier.

Pink’s Ice Cream Recalls All Ice Cream Flavors except Its Coconut Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

On December 30, 2014, Pink’s Ice Cream, Seattle, Washington, issued a recall for all of its ice cream flavors produced in 2014 with the exception of Coconut Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was prompted after Pink’s dairy supplier, Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, recalled its products due to Listeria contamination on December 24, 2014. Two cases of Listeria infection have been linked to eating recalled Snoqualmie Gourmet ice cream products according to the Washington State Department of Health.

According to a company press release, the recalled ice cream was distributed through grocery stores and restaurants around the Puget Sound Area including Uwajimaya and Metropolitan Market in Washington. The recall information for the Pink’s ice cream products is as follows:

“The 16 oz. pints of ice cream are sold with a six-digit numerical product code between on the bottom of the product. That six digit code will start with two numbers between 00**** and 52****. The recall includes all codes within that range with the exclusion of 01**** and 41****.”

Consumers are cautioned to not eat Pink’s recalled ice cream products. For additional Pink’s recall information, please see FDA Recalls.

Great Feeling Foods Recalls Groove Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

On December 29, 2014, Great Feeling Foods of Portland, Oregon issued a recall for its Groove Gluten-free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches produced between May 16, 2014, and December 20, 2014, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Great Feelings products contained a custard ice cream base ingredient that was manufactured, and recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream on December 24, 2014. Two cases of Listeria infection have been linked to eating recalled Snoqualmie Gourmet ice cream products according to the Washington State Department of Health.

The recall information for Great Feeling Foods Recall ice cream products is as follows:

“The products are sold in 3 fl. oz. single packs and 6 fl. oz. 2-packs and labeled as Groove. The packages have “Best By” dates located on the bottom of the package with lot codes printed above the “Best By” dates.”

Groove Gluten-free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches were distributed to and sold in various retail outlets in Western and Central Oregon and Southwest Washington.

For additional Great Feeling Foods’ recall information, please see FDA Recalls.

To learn more about Listeria infection, also referred to as listeriosis, please see about Listeria and Listeria Food Poisoning Symptoms.

Two Washington State Residents Suffer Listeriosis after Eating Contaminated Ice Cream

The Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) announced that two cases of listeriosis (Listeria infection) were linked to ice cream recently recalled by Snoqualmie Ice Cream Company. The WSDA reported that both victims required hospitalization due to their illnesses. Snoqualmie Gourmont Ice Cream, issued a recall on December 24, 2014, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, also referred to as Listeria.

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream Recalls Multiple Products

On December 24, 2014, Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. issued a recall for all of its ice cream, gelato, custard and sorbet, for all flavors and container sizes, produced on or after January 1, 2014, until December 15, 2014, because these products may be contaminated with the potentially fatal pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products were distributed in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and may have been further distributed and sold in various retail outlets in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

According to the company press release the recall information is as follows:

“The products are labeled Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Snoqualmie Gelato, Snoqualmie Custard, Snoqualmie Sorbet or Emerald & Spruce Ice Cream or Top Pot Hand Forged Ice Cream and have a production date code located on the bottom of the container. The date codes included either end in “4”, e.g. XXX4 (pints and cups) or are listed by date: January 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014 (trays & tubs).”

Public health officials have warned consumers to not eat the recalled Snoqualmie ice cream products.

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If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a Listeria infection, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by selecting Listeria Attorney. You can also call the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Listeria Caramel Apple Outbreak and Listeria Lawsuit Help

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting those injured as a result of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks. For a free legal case evaluation, please call our firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy to use Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation Form found to your right on this page.

CDC Warns Public to Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples
A deadly Listeria food poisoning outbreak has been linked to eating commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC cautions consumers to not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples, including plain caramel apples as well as those containing nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, or other toppings until more information is available.

Multiple Companies Recall Caramel Apples Amid Concerns of Listeria Contamination
So far 3 companies have issued a recall for their prepackaged caramel apples because the products may be contaminated with the potentially fatal pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes. Companies who have issued a recall for their prepackaged caramel apples include:

December 29, 2014 – Merb’s Candies brand Bionic Apples and Double Dipped Apples Recall – The recalled caramel apples were available for retail sales at St. Louis area locations, through local supermarkets (in the produce section), and through mail orders nationwide. The recalled caramel apples are individually packaged in a clear, burgundy and gold cellophane bag and were available from September 8th through November 25th 2014. Identifying lot codes were not used.

December 27, 2014 – California Snack Foods recalls its California Snack Foods brand caramel apples with a best use by date (found on the front of the label) between August 15th and November 28th 2014. The recalled California Snack Foods caramel apples are sold in single packs and three packs. The products were available for retail sale through grocery, discount and club stores, generally in the produce section and were distributed to retailers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah.

December 24, 2014 – Happy Apples recalls Happy Apple Brand caramel apples with a best use by date (found on the front of the label) between August 25th 2014 and November 23rd 2014. The recalled Happy Apple caramel apples are sold in single pack, three packs, four packs and eight packs. They were available for retail sale through grocery, discount and club stores, generally in the produce section and were distributed to retailers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin.

Additional recall information can be found at FDA/Recalls

CDC Outbreak Information as of December 22, 2014
The CDC reports that a total of 29 persons have been infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes across 10 states as follows: Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (3). Nine of the Listeria infections have been associated with pregnancy, meaning that either a pregnant woman or her newborn has been infected. All 29 persons were hospitalized. Although 5 deaths were reported, the CDC states that listeriosis contributed to three of the deaths, and a forth is still uncertain. The fifth death was unrelated to listeriosis. Illness onset dates range from October 17, 2014 to November 27, 2014, however, illnesses may still be reported.

About Listeria
The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium capable of causing is a serious and sometimes fatal infection. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and experiencing complications. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis.

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