Southeastern Grocers voluntarily recalled multiple brands of ice cream in response to a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. 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.
Southeastern Grocers is the parent company of such brands as Harveys, Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Fresco y Mas.Affected are several Winn-Dixie and Southern Home branded ice cream products.
Affected products were sold in 12-count packages.
The company has issued an advisory.These are the products and UPC codes for all the BI-LO and Harveys stores in Florida, Georgia, South, Carolina and North Carolina:
Southern Home Orange Cream Bar- 6078801142 (12-count package)
Southern Home Arctic Ice Cream Bar- 60788001147 (12-count package)
For those in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, these are the products and UPC for all Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Mas stores:
Winn-Dixie Ice Cream Bars-2114021745 (12-count package)
Southeastern Grocers said in a press release that despite the ‘best by’ date on the packaging, customers and consumers with any of the above-listed products in their supplies or refrigerators should throw their items immediately and not to consume them.
Customers may also opt to return the said ice cream pieces to BI-Lo, Harveys, Fresco y Mas or Winn-Dixie stores for a full refund immediately.
Customers who have questions about the recalled ice cream items may contact the Southeastern Grocers Customer Call Center toll-free at (866) 946-6349, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.