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Recall on Nestle drumsticks

Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Over Listeria Fears

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Before you give in to that ice-cream craving, you might want to do a little detective work in your freezer. Nestlé has issued a voluntary recall of its Drumstick ice cream cones due to possible Listeria contamination.

The recall is limited to the Drumstick Club 16-count variety pack and 24-count vanilla pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale). These products came from the company’s production facility in Bakersfield, California, which received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes (LM) from equipment contact surfaces. However, no positive test results for the presence of LM were found in the cones themselves. And while Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and elderly people, and miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, no illnesses have been reported to date.

Here’s what to look for: The two packs being recalled carry one of two distinct UPC codes (72554-11096 or 72554-00160), which can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24-count pack. Those with the UPC code ending in 96 have a “best before” date between June 2 and June 15, 2017. Those with the UPC code ending in 60 have a “best before” date between June 16 and June 19, 2017. No other sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall. For a complete list of all the affected production codes, check the FDA’s announcement.

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If you find one of the contaminated products in your home, either toss it ASAP, return it to the place of purchase, or contact Nestlé Consumer Services for replacement at 1-800-681-1676 or [email protected] For additional info, please visit Nestleusa.com.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.

  • By Hollee Actman Becker

Nestle USA has recalled select Nestle Drumsticks for possible contamination of listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to serious illness and birth defects.

The recall affects the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, which were made at the company’s Bakersfield, California, ice cream production facility. The cones are 4.6 fluid ounces each.

In a news release, Nestle announced that investigators found listeria monocytogenes on equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line at the Bakersfield facility. The Drumstick cones themselves have not tested positive for listeria monocytogenes.

The two recalled packs have the UPC codes 72554-11096 (Club) and 72554-00160 (24 count). The Club pack has a “best before” date range between June 2 and June 15, 2017, while the 24-count pack has a “best before” date range between June 16 and June 19, 2017.

The following production codes for affected products can be found on the back of the packages for the Club pack: 6244580212, 6245580212, 6246580212, 6247580212, 6248580212, 6249580212, 6250580212, 6251580212, 6252580212, 6253580212, 6254580212, 6255580212, 6256580212, 6257580212. The following production codes can be found on the back of the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 pack: 6258580212, 6259580212, 6260580212, 6261580212.

The company advised consumers to avoid consuming the product and to return it to the place of purchase or contact Nestlé Consumer Services for replacement at 1-800-681-1676 or [email protected]

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals can experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache and diarrhea. Pregnant women may suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

Nestle Recalls Popular Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Over Listeria Concerns

What to Know

  • Young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to Listeria infection
  • There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions
  • Consumers who may have purchased the affected products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund

Nestle USA, Inc., is recalling a slew of its popular Drumstick ice cream cone desserts over concerns about possible Listeria contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children and the elderly.

There have been no positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes in the Drumstick cones themselves, but the company did get positive results for the bacteria from equipment contact surfaces at a location on the production line, it said. The products impacted by the voluntary recall were put into national distribution inadvertently, according to Nestle.
The Nestle recall is limited to the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, made at the company’s Bakersfield, California, ice cream production facility. The product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack. The two packs being recalled carry distinct UPC codes, as well as a “best before” date and production code.

The following products are subject to recall:

Local

Description

Production Code

UPC

Best Before Date

DSTK Club CP 16×4.6floz US

Between June 2 – June 15, 2017

DSTK Vanilla 24×4.6floz US

Between June 16 – June 19, 2017

No illnesses have been reported to date, and the company initiated the recall as a precaution. 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.

Young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to infection.
Anyone who purchased the affected products can return them to the place of purchase or call Nestle’s customer service for replacement at 1-800-681-1676.

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