Listeria Concerns Spark Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Recall


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its products from retailers and closing ice cream shops in six states over concerns about possible listeria contamination.

Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni’s says contamination was found in a random sample by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The company said Thursday it was unaware of any related illnesses and was trying to determine the bacteria’s source.

The recall covers Jeni’s ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches. It comes days after Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled its products after being linked to listeria cases, including three deaths.

Jeni’s says its 21 scoop shops will be closed until it ensures product safety. Half its shops are in Columbus. Others are listed in Atlanta; Chicago; Charleston, South Carolina; Cleveland; Los Angeles; and Nashville, Tennessee.