Possible Listeria Contamination Leads To Nestle Drumstick Recall, How Does Bacteria Get Into Cold Treat?

By Chiara Leghler, Parent Herald October 11, 07:38 am

Nestle Drumstick is being recalled by the company due to the possible Listeria contamination. The ice cream cone products were reportedly contaminated after some of the equipment used in the production tested positive for Listeria.

According to reports, Nestle is recalling two Nestle Drumstick products. The first is the Variety Pack, which has 16 ice cream cones, and the Vanilla Pack, which has 24 individually wrapped vanilla ice cream cones. The Vanilla Pack is said to be for distribution purposes as the vanilla cones are sold individually at convenience stores.

All of the products were produced at the Bakersfield, California facility between Aug. 31 and Sept. 17. These ice creams were reportedly best to be consumed before June 2017, Live Science noted.

Listeria is reportedly found naturally in soil and water and animals can carry the bacteria. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, animal products such as dairy products could be contaminated with Listeria.

Listeria could then get to a food-processing facility leading to the contamination of the equipment. This seemd to be the case of Nestle, which recently made a routine test of their equipment on a production line and it tested positive for Listeria.

Nestle said in a statement that there was an error in logging the results of the test that is why the products were still shopped to different retailers. The Drumstick cones have not tested positive for Listeria, Fox News reported.

Nestle advised consumers to avoid eating the product and return it to the place of purchase. They could also contact Nestlé Consumer Services for replacement at 1-800-681-1676 or send an email at Nestleproductinquiry@casupport.com.

If a person is infected with Listeria, the person could suffer from fatal infections. However, those mostly affected are children and elderly people or those with weak immune system. Meanwhile, there have been no reported cases yet regarding the concerned products contaminated with Listeria.

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