Here are the 13 brands affected by the FDA’s listeria recall

A total of 60 products, including ice cream cakes, sandwiches and pints, are affected by the recall.
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Less than a week into summer, the Food and Drug Administration announced a nationwide recall of certain ice cream products.

Totally Cool, an Owings Mills, Md.-based maker of ice cream products, recalled Monday all its ice cream products due to potential listeria monocytogenes contaminationa bacteria that can cause serious infections.

In total, more than 60 products, including pints, ice cream cakes and ice cream sandwiches, are affected. The products were distributed nationwide and sold through retail stores and via drop shipping.

Here are the 13 recalled ice cream brands:

  • Friendly
  • Abilyn’s Frozen Bakery
  • Hershey ice cream
  • Yelloh!
  • Jeni’s (ice cream sandwiches)
  • Cumberland Farms
  • The Frozen Farmer
  • Mark
  • ChipWich
  • AMAFruits
  • Taharka
  • Gelato Dolcezza
  • The room

The FDA has published a list of all date and factory data on the affected products. Customers can return affected products to where they purchased them for a full refund.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious listeriosis infections in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. The FDA has warned that Listeria infections could cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Totally Cool halted production and distribution of the affected products after FDA sampling discovered the presence of the bacteria.

Even in healthy people, a listeria infection can cause symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Approximately In the United States, 1,600 people contract listeriosis each year with about 260 deaths per year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The FDA says no illnesses have been reported in connection with the contamination. The agency said it was taking preventative measures and its investigation was ongoing.

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