Royal Ice Cream Company expands recall of ice cream products


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting consumers that The Royal Ice Cream Company, Inc. has expanded their recent recall to include all products made at their Manchester Connecticut facility and are within their expiration date because of possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.

All recalled products feature the manufacturing plant number CT121 or CT#121 and are not past their expiration date. The brands with the above plant number include:

  • Batch brand: pints, all flavors
  • Royal Ice Cream Brand: half gallons, pints, cakes, all specialties
  • Ronny Brook Ice Cream: all flavors, pints and three-gallon tubs
  • New Orleans Ice Cream: all flavors, pints and 2.5-gallon tubs
  • Maple Valley Ice Cream: all flavors, pints
  • Art Cream: all flavors, pints
  • Sweet Scoops Yogurt: all flavors, pints
  • Gelato Fiasco: all flavors, pints
  • Biggy Iggy’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Munson Chip Wich ice cream sandwiches
  • Giffords Ice Cream: all flavors of ice cream sandwiches
  • Chewy Louie Ice Cream: ice cream sandwiches
  • Snow Wich Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Newport Creamery: Crazy Vanilla, Vanilla and Chocolate , Vanilla and Coffee, half gallons only

The products were distributed to stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Louisiana, Florida, Texas and New Hampshire packaged in pints, half gallons, sandwiches, and portion- control slices.

No signs of illness have been reported. Anyone with any of these products should discard it or return it, as consuming food with L. monocytogenes can give you listeriosis, an infection that targets older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and newborn children.

Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, muscle aches, diarrhea, convulsions, or other gastrointestinal problems. In pregnant women, infections can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infections to the newborn. Listeriosis can also be fatal to older adults and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

Anyone who has eaten these products and shows symptoms of listeriosis should call their healthcare provider.

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