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RECALL: Ice cream bars from Aldi, Kroger, Dollar Tree, BJ's & more

Posted January 11, 2018 3:08 p.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2018 3:26 p.m. EST

Check your freezer! Multiple ice cream bars have been recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. They were sold at over 40 retailers including Kroger, Aldi, BJ's and Dollar Tree.

According to the recall notice on the FDA website, the recall from Fieldbrook Foods Corporation includes all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677).

The recalled orange cream bars, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars were sold at the following local merchants under the indicated brands. You can see all the stores that are included in this recall at FDA.gov.

* ALDI under the brand name Sundae Shoppe

* BJ's under the brand name Wellsley Farms

* Kroger under the Kroger name

* Dollar Tree under the brand name Party Treat

* Bi Lo under the name Southern Home (for our Charlotte area readers)

The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

The FDA recall indicates that "No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for contamination was noted after routine industry testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in only a few ice cream bar samples of many tested. The expansion of the recall is out of precaution for consumer health and food safety after a few additional samples tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. There is no evidence of any contamination prior to October 31, 2017, but the company has issued the recall back to January 1, 2017 through an abundance of caution and in full cooperation with the FDA. The company has suspended production and distribution of all products produced on this production line while it cooperates with the FDA to fully investigate the source of the problem."

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any questions, call the company at 1 800/333-0805 x2270.