Kosher Soft-Serve Ice Cream Recalled Due to Serious Health Risk

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(VINnews) — A Chalav Yisrael ice cream company has recalled certain products due to possible listeria contamination.

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“Soft Serve on the Go”, the kosher ice cream and sorbet that offers colorful frozen treats in clear cups, is recalling all its products over a bacterium concern, the FDA announced Wednesday.

The following is from the FDA website:

Real Kosher Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY is recalling soft serve on the go ice cream and sorbet cups, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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.

The recalled product reached consumers through Canteens, Grocery and Convenience stores etc.

The recalled product is packaged in an 8 fl oz., clear plastic cup. The product looks like a soft serve cup served in an ice cream store, with a clear plastic cover with a seal and spoon attached to it.

The UPC is the only identifiable code on the package. It does not have any LOT number or best by date. All product produced up to 8/4/23 is being recalled.

To date, two cases of illness have been reported in this outbreak in two states (NY and PA). Both individuals were hospitalized but no deaths have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of an individual becoming ill and reporting to have eaten this product. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture tested samples of product and one sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers should discontinue consumption of the product immediately. Please dispose of this product or return to your store of purchase for full credit. Consumers with questions may contact our Soft Serve on the Go team at: 845-668-4346 or [email protected] . Monday thru Friday 9am to 5 pm EST.

Here is a statement that was quoted in the company’s name:

We are writing to inform you of an immediate recall of the “Soft Serve on the Go Cups” due to concerns related to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our customers, which is why we have made the decision to recall all Soft Serve on the Go Cups. Soft Serve on the Go Cups are manufactured at their own dedicated facility.

No other products are affected by this recall.

This recall is applicable to all Soft Serve on the Go ice cream and sorbet flavors:

▪ Soft Serve On The Go Vanilla Chocolate ▪ Soft Serve On The Go Vanilla Caramel ▪ Soft Serve On The Go Parve Vanilla Chocolate ▪ Soft Serve On The Go Peanut Butter ▪ Soft Serve On The Go Razzle ▪ Soft Serve On The Go Sorbet Strawberry Mango

The affected lot numbers are:

0-91404-15129-0
0-91404-15133-7
0-91404-15131-3
0-91404-15113-9
0-91404-15128-3
0-91404-15285-3

If you have purchased any Soft Serve on the Go Cups without a clearly marked lot number, take the following steps:

Discontinue consumption of the product immediately.

Dispose of this product or return to your store of purchase for full credit.
All future Soft Serve on the Go Cups will contain a clearly marked lot number, the company said.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work diligently to ensure your safety,” the company said.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Soft Serve on the Go team at: 845-668-4346 or [email protected].


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Meje
Meje
11 months ago

“It does not have any LOT number or best by date“
How can it be that it is legally allowed to sell an edible product without any type of date?, even most “Heimishe” companies give the products incomprehensible codes and do not clarify if the code refers to the date of production or expiration, in such a way that they make it almost impossible to know if the product is expired, which unfortunately in most cases it is,and no one says absolutely nothing?

Anon
Anon
11 months ago

WARNING FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE CELIAC OR A GLUTEN INTOLERANCE.

Gefen should recall Cholent Mix.
It’s sold as a gluten free item but I found alot of barley mixed into a few bags.

I tried reaching out to them but didn’t get a response.

All the tainted bags had an expiration date of 6-12-25.

Liam K. Nuj
Liam K. Nuj
11 months ago

Can I pick some up cheap? I don’t trust the guvmint ever since the COVID-19 vaccine.