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Summer is right around the corner, which means there is nothing better than kicking back on a hot summer’s day and enjoying some refreshing ice cream.

But before you get too excited, you should be aware that an Ohio-based company, Velvet Ice Cream, had to issue a recall on all its products after a routine inspection discovered the presence of Listeria bacteria in some of Velvet Ice Cream’s packages.

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While only some of the products were found to have the bacteria, the company made the decision to pull all their ice cream and sherbet products across several states just as a precautionary measure. The recall will affect retailers in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, and they’ve been advised to check their stock for Velvet Ice Cream products.

So far, there have been no reported illnesses linked to the recall. Sickness associated with ingesting Listeria bacteria is horrible short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. However, kids, the elderly, pregnant people, or those with weakened immune systems are most at risk for complications because of Listeria.

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The recalled products were packed in different containers and were of varying sizes, but they were all sold in stores after the 24th of March, 2021. Some of the flavors of the recalled products are Neapolitan, Chocolate Fudge, Cookies ‘n Cream, Blueberry Cheesecake, and Cookie Dough – but a full list of the products, their descriptions, and the product codes are listed on the FDA’s website.

If you happen to have bought any of these products then you’re advised to not ingest any of them, but rather to dispose of them immediately.

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The CEO of Velvet Ice Cream, Luconda Dage, said in a statement, “We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers. We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high-quality ice cream and sherbet products.”

What do you think of the recall? Did you buy any of these products unknowingly? Let us know!

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