A voluntary recall has been initiated by Nestle USA, Inc. of its Nestle Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 Count Vanilla Pack due to a potential health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl. oz. cones. They were made in Bakersfield, California and distributed nationally. No additional production codes, varieties, or sizes of Nestle Drumstick products are impacted by this recall.
Nestle received Listeria monocytogenes (LM) positive test results from equipment contact on surfaces at a location on the production line where these products are manufactured. No Drumstick cone products had positive test results for LM. The items affected by the voluntary recall were inadvertently put into distribution. At this time, no illnesses have been reported. Nestle is initiating this recall as a precautionary move to avoid any possible consumer illness.
Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and at times fatal infections in young children, elderly people, or individuals with compromised immune systems. Healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women may suffer miscarriages or have stillbirths if infected by listeria.
The two packs being recalled have a “best before” date (June 2 to June 15, 2017) and can be found on the back of the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack. The Nestle recall is limited to the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 Count Vanilla Pack from Nestle’s Bakersfield ice cream production facility.