MANCHESTER, C.T. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday, consumers were told to check the date on pints of Batch brand ice cream, after the Manchester, Connecticut-based company Royal Ice Cream issued a recall on select products out of concern of Listeria exposure.
The company said that potentially afflicted items would be packaged in 16-ounce pints, dated with January, 19 as the manufacture date and July, 19 as the expiration date.
The United States Food and Drug Administration said the recalled flavors of the Batch brand ice cream are vanilla, ginger, and mocha chip.
According to the FDA, the potentially contaminated ice cream was distributed to Massachusetts grocers: Market Baskets, Roche Brothers Markets, and Big Y Stores. The recall was initiated after an FDA sampling revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on processing equipment, officials said. The FDA said a collaborative investigation with the Royal Ice Cream Company, Inc. is underway.
Customers who purchased pints with the effected dates are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, the FDA said.
The FDA said that healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms of Listeria infection such as high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, officials said.