What's the Problem?
This recall affects 14-ounce packages of Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) .
The recalled ice cream was sold at Target stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Affected products were packaged in a 14-ounce, printed paper container with UPC# 8685400001, with a Best Before date of 10/08/2021 printed on the bottom.
The problem was discovered after routine testing by Ramar Foods revealed the presence of Listeria in certain samples of the ice cream. Production of the ice cream has been suspended pending the results of an investigation into the source of the contamination.
If you purchased any Peekaboo Ice Cream that is affected by this recall, you should not eat it, and either discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund. Anyone concerned about a potential listeria infection should consult their physician. This recall began on May 14, 2020.
If you or a loved one experienced food poisoning symptoms after eating any of the products, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
How Can Listeria Get into Ice Cream?
Dairy products, including ice cream, can be contaminated when milk is used from cows that are infected with listeria. The bacteria grows very well at refrigerator temperatures, even as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The FDA says that the longer ready-to-eat refrigerated foods are stored in the fridge, the more opportunity the bacteria have to grow.
This is not the first time listeria-tainted ice cream has sickened Americans. In December 2014, Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. recalled several of its ice cream, gelato, custard, and sorbet products when they tested positive for Listeria and got 2 people seriously ill.
In 1994, 200,000 people got sick from eating Schwan’s ice cream that had been transported by a distribution truck that contained eggs contaminated with Salmonella.
Other recent dairy outbreaks include a 2014 outbreak of Listeria in cheese and dairy products produced by Oasis Brands. At least 5 people got sick and 1 died. In 2013, 6 people were infected with Listeria in Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company cheese products—1 person died as a result of their illness.
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Do I Have a Peekaboo Ice Cream Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Peekaboo Ice Cream Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating Peekaboo Ice Cream, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.