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Detroit Ice Cream Maker Recalls All Flavors Due To Listeria Risk

September 28, 2018 - 1:55 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Ice cream made by a Detroit-based company is being recalled due to concerns about Listeria, a contaminant that could make you sick.

In an expansion of an earlier, smaller recall, Reilly Craft Creamery said Friday that it's recalling all lots of all flavors of ice cream produced by the company since February 20, 2018.

The company said the recalled products have already been removed from the stores, but it wants to alerting consumers who may have the ice cream stored in their freezers.

Anyone who has any of these products are urge not to eat, but to throw it away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

The firm previously recalled one lot of two flavors of ice cream on Sept. 4, after two samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, during routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). MDARD conducted environmental sampling at the facility where the ice cream is produced and found Listeria monocytogenes present in areas in the facility.

"Out of an abundance of caution" Reilly Craft is choosing to recall all products back to the last clean sample. As an investigation by the company, together MDARD continues production of Reilly Craft ice cream has been suspended.

The recalled ice cream was distributed to several retail grocery stores in Southeast Michigan -- including Whole Foods, Plum Market and Western Market -- and one distributor in Ann Arbor. (See all locations here). 

The ice cream is packaged in paper pint cartons, with product numbers on bottom of the containers, and comes in the following flavors: 

  • House Made Honey Comb
  • Mint Choc Chunk
  • Choc Choc Chunk
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Hand-Steeped Coffee
  • Single-Batch Strawberry
  • Chocolate Deluxe (Vegan)
  • Small-Batch Strawberry (Vegan)
  • Butter Pecan
  • Vanilla Bean 

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Young, pregnant and elderly people and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, according to the company.

Consumers with questions call call Reilly Craft at 313-300-9859.