Listeria Concerns Prompted The Recall Of Over 100 Velvet Ice Cream Products
As the weather changes, consumers should avoid more than 100 Velvet ice cream products included in a recall notice issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday following the discovery of possible listeria contamination.
History of Velvet Ice Cream
Everything started with Joseph Dager’s first gallon of hand-cranked vanilla ice cream in 1914. Since then, Velvet Ice Cream has been family-owned and operated in Utica, Ohio. With its signature velvety texture, their premium craft ice cream has become a favorite throughout central Ohio and the area (OH, KY, WV, MI, IN).
Velvet Ice Cream has a long history of helping local communities and organizations. They also have a strong dedication to give back to many organizations like Pelotonia, the Utica Sertoma, Adopt-A-Highway, the Licking County Humane Society, and others.
Currently, they make over 5 million gallons of ice cream a year and welcome over 150,000 visitors to their headquarters in Utica, Ohio. Moreover, they have never sacrificed their recipes, traditions, or beliefs because they are what make Velvet a true original.
Velvet Ice Cream has issued a multi-state recall for sherbet and ice cream products. After March 24, 2021, the products were distributed in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia supermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores.
The FDA has released a recall list involving hundreds of products. This recall includes pails of ice cream and sherbet, as well as individually wrapped products.
The product code on the bottom of the package can be used to identify the recalled items. Furthermore, some of the recalled products were sold under the names “Buehler’s,” “North Star,” “Discount Drug Mart,” “Ruggles,” “Super Dip,” and “Whale of a Pail.”
According to the recall notice, routine testing showed the possibility of listeria contamination. So, recalled Velvet Ice Cream products are not to be consumed.
The Listeria Contamination
Listeria monocytogenes-contaminated products, if consumed, can cause severe and potentially fatal illnesses in some people. This is particular to those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and small children or infants.
While healthy people may only experience short-term symptoms like a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, the FDA worries that Listeria infection can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Therefore, Velvet Ice Cream products recalled can be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call 800-589-5000 x237 or visit the company’s website.
As the Velvet Ice Cream CEO, Luconda Dager, stated in the FDA recall notice, “We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers. We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high-quality ice cream and sherbet products.”
Editor’s Note on Velvet Ice Cream Recall 2021:
This article is published to inform you of the latest recall of over 100 Velvet Ice Cream products due to listeria contamination, which can cause severe and potentially fatal illnesses in some people.
Have you consumed any Velvet Ice Cream products in the past few months? Do you feel anything unusual about your health? If so, do not hesitate to contact the company. Moreover, you can message us by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button below. We would love to hear your story.
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