Posted on May 17, 2020 by Sustainable Food News

Organic ice cream brand recalled from Target stores over health risk

Ramar Int'l says production of the ice cream variety has been suspended pending FDA investigation

Ramar International dba Ramar Foods is recalling 14-ounce packages of its Peekaboo brand Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Pittsburgh, Calif.-based Ramar, which was certified organic by Quality Certification Services (QCS) in 2014, said the recalled product was sold at select Target stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

The company said the problem was discovered after internal routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria m. in some packages of the ice cream.

Production of the ice cream variety has been suspended while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates the matter and Ramar takes appropriate corrective measures.

Listeria m. is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported.

Ramar said that just 33 containers of the ice cream product were purchased by consumers and the remaining containers have been removed from store shelves. The ice cream container carries a UPC# 8685400001, and a Best Before date of 10/08/2021 printed on the bottom.

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