Ice Cream being recalled at the peak of summer in Louisiana is certainly not music to anyone's ears. It is crucial that consumers stay informed in the event that recalled products are accidentally left on shelves in stores or at home in their freezers.

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The food manufacturer Totally Cool Inc. announced a voluntary recall in Louisiana and nationwide for several products they make that are sold under popular brand names. The recall was initiated after discovering some of their products may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. 

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What is Listeria Monocytogenes?

According to the FDA, it is an organism that "can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

13 Brands of Ice Cream Products Affected

  1. Hershey's Ice Cream
  2. Jeni's
  3. Friendly's
  4. Albilyn's Frozen Bakery
  5. Yelloh!
  6. Cumberland Farms
  7. The Frozen Farmer
  8. Marco
  9. ChipWich
  10. AMA
  11. Taharka
  12. Dolcezza Gelato
  13. LaSalle

Production and distribution of the products manufactured by Tottally Cool Inc. that are affected have stopped at this time. The FDA discovered the presence of Listeria monocytogens in their samples.

Consumers who have recalled products in their possession should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Totally Cool, Inc. at 410-363- 7801 and regulatory@totallycoolicecream.com between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.

Recalled product description details here.

Top 10 Most Recalled Food Items & How To Stay Safe

The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. are infected by a food-borne illness every year, and an average of 3000 people even die.

These are the top 10 foods most likely to be recalled, according to Consumer Reports. However, that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy them if you take steps to stay safe.

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