Nestle recalls Drumstick ice cream for possible Listeria contamination

Nestle Inc. announced the recall of its Drumstick ice cream products citing the possibility of listeria infection. Photo by Gary C. Caskey/UPI

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) — Nestle USA Inc. announced a voluntary recall of its Drumstick ice cream cones after the products tested positive for Listeria.

The recall pertains only to Nestle Drumstick Club 16-count and 24-count Vanilla Packs, produced in NestlĂ©’s Bakersfield, Calif., manufacturing facility. It came after daily cleaning and testing of the production line indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses or complaints have been reported by customers.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, and Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness and nausea, a company statement said Friday. The statement stressed the recall was ordered as a precautionary action.

The recall involves the 16-count package with a UPC code of 72554-11096, production codes of 6244580212, 6245580212, 6246580212, 6247580212, 6248580212, 6249580212, 6250580212, 6251580212, 6252580212, 6253580212, 6254580212, 6255580212, 6256580212 or 6257580212, and a “sell by” date between June 2, 2016 and July 15, 2017.

The 24-pack has a UPC code of 72554-00160, production codes of 6258580212, 6259580212, 6260580212 or 6261580212, and a “sell by’ date between June 16, 2016 and June 19, 2017.

Nestle said customers should return the product to stores for replacement, and that more information is available at 1-800-681-1676 and [email protected]

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