Giant ice cream products were recalled


There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall, company officials said.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The voluntary recall now includes Kroger brand orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars sold at Kroger stores.

The bars were also sold at Aldi under the Sundae Shoppe name, at Dollar Tree under the Party Treat name, and at Acme under the Lucerne name.

People may suffer only short-term symptoms, like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recall is out of precaution for consumer health and food safety.

Giant has recalled several products from its shelves because of possible Listeria contamination. Products under the Hood and Kemps labels show "best by" dates of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

According to the FDA: "Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems". There is no evidence of contamination before October 31, 2017, but the company has extended the recall back to January 2017 through an abundance of caution. If you have any of these products, throw them out immediately or return them to the store for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Fieldbrook Foods at 1-800-333-0805, ext.

At Bi-Lo, the products were sold under the Southern Home brand, according to a news release from parent company Southeastern Grocers.