AC Creamery Inc. issued a recall of all 16 ounce packages of “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream” due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found this health risk when samples taken from the contract manufacturer’s, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC, facility tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
What is Listeria?
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, is a serious and sometimes fatal foodborne illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are about 880 confirmed cases of listeriosis in the U.S. each year.
Listeriosis affects primarily pregnant women (and sometimes their developing fetuses), newborns, older adults, and adults with weakened immune systems.
What are the symptoms of Listeriosis?
Initial symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, weakness, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Because presentation of the infection can be affected by the type of infection or the patient’s risk group, it is important to direct your questions and concerns to your health care professional.
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Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream Recall Details
The Recall Press Release issued the following information:
“The recalled “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and events such as: Florida Food & Lodging Show, Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture and California State University Pilipino American Student Association (CSUF PASA) Friendship Games.
The product comes in a 16 ounce, paper cup marked with an expiration date of Mar 06, 2018 stamped on the bottom.”