A Wilcox Ice Cream Listeria recall includes co-ops in New Hampshire. Consumers who have purchased this ice cream should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. At the time of the recall, the company said it was unaware of any illnesses.
Wilcox Ice Cream in East Arlington, Vermont, issued the recall on November 15 after product tests by the state health department revealed the presence of Listeria. The recall includes 1.5 quart, quart, and pint containers of the following flavors:
- Wilcox’s Premium Sweet Cream
- Wilcox’s Premium Sweet Cream Caramel Apple
- Wilcox’s Premium Vanilla
- Wilcox’s Premium Salted Caramel Turtle
- Wilcox’s Premium Maple Cream
- Wilcox’s Premium Mint Chocolate Chip
- Leonardo’s Gelato Mint Chocolate Chip (4-oz cups )
- Wilcox’s SUPER PREMIUM Mint Chocolate Chip (1.5 quart and pint)
- Wilcox’s SUPER PREMIUM Caramel Brownie (1.5 quart and pint)
The recalled ice cream, sold at Hanover Co-Op Food Store, Lebanon Co-Op Food Store, and the Monadnock Food Co-Op in New Hampshire, has “best by” dates of 9/13/24, 9/14/24, 9/15/24.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, confusion, loss of balance, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. These symptoms often develop within 24 hours of exposure but can sometimes take as long as 70 days to develop. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages or stillbirths even if they only experience mild, flu-like symptoms.