Nestle voluntarily recalls Drumstick ice cream cones due to possible Listeria contamination


The FDA reported Friday that Nestle USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Nestle Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for individual sale) due to Listeria concerns.

The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally.

No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestle Drumstick products are affected by this recall.

The company received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes (LM) from equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line where these products are made. There have been no positive test results for LM present in the Drumstick cones themselves.

The products impacted by the voluntary recall were put into distribution inadvertently.

The product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack. The two packs being recalled carry distinct UPC codes, as well as a “best before” date and production code.

Drumstick Club CP 16×4.6floz US
Production Code: 6244580212, 6245580212, 6246580212, 6247580212, 6248580212, 62459580212, 6250580212, 6251580212, 6252580212, 6253580212, 6254580212, 6255580212, 6256580212, 6257580212
UPC: 72554-11096
Best Before Date: Between June 2 – June 15, 2017

Drumstick Vanilla 24×4.6floz US
Production Code: 6258580212, 6259580212, 6260580212, 6261580212
UPC: 72554-00160
Best Before Date: Between June 16 – June 19, 2017

Photo courtesy FDA
Photo courtesy FDA
Photo courtesy FDA
Photo courtesy FDA

No illnesses have been reported to date; the company is initiating this recall as a precautionary action to avoid any potential for consumer illness.

Listeria monocytogenescan cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase or contact Nestle Consumer Services for replacement. Call or text 1-800-681-1676 or email; representatives are available 24/7.

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