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Nearly 100 varieties of Velvet ice cream and Sherbet recalled over listeria concerns

Every single Velvet Ice Cream lot of sherbet and ice cream created on or after March 24, 2021 has been recalled due to a Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled ice cream and sherbet was distributed to retailers in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Listeria monocytogenes can lead to listeriosis. While listeriosis isn’t typically dangerous for young healthy adults, it can be extremely dangerous for children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms for the healthy usually include headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It’s been known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. For those most vulnerable, listeriosis can be fatal. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported.

Velvet ice cream and sherbet were sold in grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores in a number of different sizes and containers. The link below will direct you to a page with all of the recalled Item Descriptions as well as their Product Codes. The Product Codes can be found on the bottom or side of the container. If you have any of the recalled products, it’s recommended that you dispose of them or return them to your retailer for a refund.

To read the full press release on the FDA’s website, click here: