The Royal Ice Cream Company, Inc. of Manchester, CT is expanding its ice cream Listeria recall to include all products manufactured at the facility. The recalled products, listed below, were sold under a variety of brand names including Batch, Royal, Ronny Brook, New Orleans, Maple Valley, Art Cream, Sweet Scoops, Gelato Fiasco, Biggy Iggy’s, Munson, Giffords, Chewy Louie, Snow Which, and Newport Creamery. The recalled ice cream products were sold at retail stores in Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont.
Last week, Royal Ice Cream issued a Listeria recall for three flavors of Batch ice cream sold in pints. The vanilla, mocha chip, and ginger Batch ice cream pints were sold at Big Y stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut; at Market Basket and Roach Brothers Markets in Massachusetts; and at some Market Basket locations in New Hampshire.
That recall was issued after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found Listeria on the company’s processing equipment. That is the same reason given for this expansion of the recall.
The recall includes all ice cream products made at the company’s facility in Manchester, CT. They are marked with the plant number “CT121” or “CT#121”. The recalled ice cream products are:
- Art Cream, all pint flavors
- Batch brand pints, all flavors
- Biggy Iggy’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Chewy Louie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Gelato Fiasco, all pint flavors
- Giffords Ice Cream Sandwiches, all flavors
- Royal Ice Cream Brand half gallons, pints, cakes, all specialties
- Ronny Brook ice cream, all flavor pints and 3-gallon tubs
- Maple Valley ice cream, all flavor pints
- Munson Chip Wich Ice Cream Sandwiches
- New Orleans ice cream, all flavor pints and 2.5-gallon tubs
- Newport Creamery
- Snow Wich Ice Cream Sandwiched
- Sweet Scoops yogurt, all pint flavors
At the time of the recall, the company said it was not aware of any illnesses associated with the product. But it’s important to note that symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop.
Consumers who have eaten the now-recalled ice cream should monitor themselves for symptoms of a Listeria infection. The symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.