FDA finds Listeria in ice cream plant; products recalled

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(WRIC) — AC Creamery is recalling a brand of its ice cream because it may contain listeria.

Products impacted by the recall include 16-ounce packages of “Manila Sky Purple Yuma” flavored ice cream manufactured by the company.

The products affected should also have an expiration date of March 6, 2018.

No illnesses have yet to be reported, but the pathogen has been found in the production facility where the ice cream is made.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes even fatal infections in the young or elderly, or others with weak immune systems. Although otherwise healthy people can sometimes only have short-term symptoms, the infection may also cause still-births and miscarriages among pregnant women. Other symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

If you have any of this product, throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased.

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