iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The ice cream recall tied to cookie dough ingredients supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc. continues to expand.
Now, the following four brands are pulling some of their ice cream flavors from store shelves (click on each brand name to learn which products are affected):
Aspen Hills says its cookie dough may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria can cause dangerous infections, especially in pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems.
Listeria monocytogenes, which is often associated with food-borne disease outbreaks, can cause fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. In severe cases, the infections can cause stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Nearly everyone infected with the bacteria ends up with an “invasive” infection, meaning it has moved outside of the gastrointestinal tract.
So far, no illnesses tied to the recalls have been reported.
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