Soft serve ice cream recalled due to possible listeria contamination

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health announced the recall of ice cream products due to possible listeria contamination.

RIDOH said that Real Kosher Ice Cream soft serve, on-the-go ice cream and sorbet cups were recalled.

The product is packaged in an eight ounce clear plastic cup and looks like a soft serve cup from an ice cream store, with a clear plastic cover with a seal and spoon attached.

RIDOH said the ice cream cups were distributed to grocery and convenience stores in several states including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

The recalled products were produced up to Aug. 4.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The department said that symptoms of listeria infection usually only include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, but more serious infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

RIDOH added that to date, two cases of illness have been reported in New York and Pennsylvania, where both individuals were hospitalized but no deaths were reported.

Consumers are advised to not eat any of the recalled product and to dispose of it or return it to a store for a refund.

The company is currently investigating the source of the contamination.

Anyone with questions about the recall can call 845-668-4346 or email

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