Three flavors of Batch ice cream are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. The recalled pints of vanilla, mocha chip, and ginger ice cream, were distributed to stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Batch ice cream listeria recallAt the time of the recall, the company said it was not aware of any illnesses associated with the product. However, symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. Consumers who ate the now-recalled ice cream should monitor themselves for symptoms of a Listeria infection including high fever, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth even if they experience only mild symptoms.


The recalled Batch ice cream, packaged in paper 16-oz pints, was sold at Big Y Stores in MA and CT, and at Market Baskets and Roach Brothers Markets in MA. The “Date of Manufacture” is 1/19/22 and the “Best By” date is 7/19/23. Both are found on the bottom of the pint. The UPC code for each flavor is :

  • Vanilla – 837654968505
  • Ginger- 83765496856
  • Mocha chip-83765496853

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered the problem during routine testing. The company is holding future products for test results  before releasing them for distribution.  The investigation into the source of the problem is ongoing.