Food safety advocates that like to claim the Food and Drug Administration doesn't move quick enough when issuing food recalls just got a little more fuel for their fire.
Federal inspectors have found Listeria monocytogenes in an unnamed brand of ice cream produced by contract manufacturer Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC, which in turn has inspired Anaheim, Calif.-based AC Creamery Inc. to post its own recall of Manila Sky Purple Yuma flavor ice cream on the Food and Drug Administration recall website. But Dr. Bob's and the FDA have yet to confirm the recall, or issue their own recall of products that may have been produced in the same facility where the pathogen was found.
According to the posting on the FDA's website, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC, facility, and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products produced this year."
AC Creamery is recalling its 16-ounce packages of "Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recalled “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and events such as; Florida Food & Lodging Show, Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture and California State University Pilipino American Student Association (CSUF PASA) Friendship Games.
The product comes in a 16 ounce, paper cup marked with an expiration date of Mar 06, 2018 stamped on the bottom.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased 16-ounce packages of "Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-714-871-9951, Mondays-Fridays from 9AM -5PM Pacific Time.
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