On Monday, April 23rd, Ziegenfelder Company announced a recall of one of their popular frozen treats. Roughly 3,000 cases of differently flavored popsicles were recalled after potentially being contaminated with listeria.
Listeria is a deadly bacteria that can be especially harmful to those with weaker immune systems including young children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Other individuals may experience stomach flu-like symptoms (ie: fever, nausea, headache, etc.) and be able to recover on their own.
According to the FDA, the recalled ice pops were distributed to several locations in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Both Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops were affected by the recall. The Sugar Free Twin Pops include multiple flavors such as cherry, grape, banana, blue raspberry, and orange.
See photos of the recalled products below:
The company is concerned that families may have already purchased these products and have them in their freezers. If you have this product in your home, please trash it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Fortunately, no injuries or illness have been reported as of Wednesday, April 25th. This recall was issued voluntarily after listeria was discovered in one of the samples during a routine inspection.
If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Ziegenfelder Company directly at 1-888-683-0379. The line is open Monday — Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.
Please share this information with friends and family who may be at risk. In other recent news, one of America’s largest department store chains is closing all of their locations.