The Kraft Heinz Company, the manufacturer and marketer of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products, is voluntarily recalling its Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Pieces.
The recall is for approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart OnesChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts.
This issue was identified when Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts, reported positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes. Once Kraft Heinz was notified of the recall at Aspen Hills, they immediately began an investigation and are voluntarily taking this action as a precautionary measure.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.
No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products are included in this recall.
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