DENVER – A West Virginia company voluntarily backs up thousands of cases of ice pop for potential Listeria contamination at a Denver plant, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
The recall concerns two types of frozen desserts made by the Ziegenfelder Company – Budget Cherver Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar-free Twin Pops.
Between April 5 and April 19, approximately 3,000 cases of potentially contaminated pops were sent to distributors and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
According to the FDA, no diseases have been reported.
Listeria can be potentially fatal to young children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. The disease can also cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women. Healthy people may have short-term symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The cherry pineapple monster pops bear the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9 and have the lot numbers D0941
The company Ziegenfelder has ordered the recall after a state inspection of the company's production plant in Liverpool in environmental samples , All production in the factory has been stopped as companies and civil servants continue to investigate.
Anyone who has purchased the affected icepops is urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-888-683-0379, Mon-Fri 8 am-8pm EST.