Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has closed their North Side Chicago shop and recalled all of their products after a listeria contamination was found, the company announced Thursday.
The recall includes all products bearing the “Jeni’s” brand name including ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers across all shops and retailers nationwide. Jeni’s scoop shops nationwide have also been closed.
The contamination of listeria monocytogene was discovered in a sample randomly collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
“We have decided to recall everything currently on retailer shelves, and we are closing our scoop shops until we are 100 percent confident every item we sell is safe,” Jeni’s CEO John Lowe said in a statement. “We have called in experts to help us find the root cause.”
Lowe said they plan to working with the company’s suppliers to determine if the bacteria was introduced by one of the ingredients used in their production.
“We will not reopen the kitchen until we can ensure the safety of our customers,” he added.
The company asks those who have purchased any of their products to dispose of them or return them for a full refund. For more information, visit jenis.com/recall.