Snoqualmie Recalls All Ice Cream Made This Year Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

pintsSnoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream distributes its ice cream, gelato, custard, and sorbet in some states in the western half of this country. That sounds delicious, but the company has issued a surprisingly extensive recall: it is recalling all of the tasty frozen desserts that it has produced this year. Yes, from the beginning of 2014 until December 15.

Most of those ice creams have probably been eaten by now. The same thing triggered this recall that triggers many food recalls: Listeria monocytogenes showed up in samples taken by state regulators. The company doesn’t know what caused the contamination or how many containers (if any) might be out there with the pathogen, so they have recalled all of their 2014 output.

Most healthy adults might have experienced passing digestive distress if they ate any contaminated ice cream: they also may have had a fever, muscle pain and stiffness, or a severe headache. Listeriosis poses a particular threat to young children, frail senior citizens, and pregnant women.

The company reports that it’s working with federal and state regulators to find where the bacteria came from, and perhaps also to narrow down the scope of the recall a little bit. They know that affected lots were sold in Arizona, Idaho, California, Oregon, and Washington state; they may have also been distributed in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Look for date codes on the package that end in 4. If you have any questions about the products or this recall, contact the company at 213-316-8323 from 9 AM to 4 PM Pacific time.

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Ice Cream, Gelato, Custard and Sorbet Because of Possible Health Risk [FDA]