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Ramar Foods’ Ice Cream Possible Listeria Risk

Ramar Foods, the California company known for pirating the Magnolia brand from the Philippines’ San Miguel Corporation, is recalling 14-ounce packages of Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream product because of the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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.

The ice cream product being recalled was available for purchase at select Target stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Thirty-three (33) containers of the ice cream product were purchased by consumers and the remaining containers have been removed from commerce. The ice cream affected comes in a 14-ounce, printed paper container with UPC# 8685400001, and a Best Before date of 10/08/2021 printed on the bottom.

The potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some packages of the ice cream.

Production of the recalled product has been suspended while the FDA investigates.

Consumers who purchased the Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach with the Best Buy date of 10/08/2021 should not consume the product and will be offered a full refund.

Consumers affected by this food recall should consider seeking medical advice and submit reports to the proper authorities.  Consumer contact: 844-491-7869, M-F 8-5pm EST; ramarfoods5691@stericycle.com.

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