Nestle recalls Drumstick products after they made a test for listeria and it came out positive. In one of the factories in California, the listeria test came positive. Although nobody got sick from the products Nestle decided to make this recall for precaution.
The positive results came from the equipment located at a facility in California and not from the products. Despite this, the company recalled Drumsticks that were produced from August 31 to September 17. The vanilla Pack and the Variety pack were the ones that could have been affected by listeria.
After they discovered this problem they started to recall the products from every store and advised people to return the ice cream to the store. People are also advised to not consume the products before several tests confirm that the problem is resolved.
Listeria causes infection in elder people, those with weak immune system and young children. The infection can be fatal sometimes. High fever, stiffness, severe headache, and abdominal pain are some of the symptoms of listeria. In U.S 1,600 people get listeria every year and 16% of them die from it.
This is not the first time that Nestle had this problem. Blue Bell product was recalled last year by Nestle after it caused an outbreak of listeria. Due to this 10 people got listeria from the ice cream and were hospitalized. The Blue Bell ice cream caused 3 deaths last year in Kansas.
Nestle confirmed that this is not the case for the Drumsticks because nobody was infected by listeria from this product and they took all the safety measures this time.
In a statement, Nestle shared the differences between the 2 product cases. They mentioned that there was nobody infected in the Drumstick case and the listeria was found on the equipment, not the products compared to the Blue Bell product. Also, only one line from one facility was affected by it. They also mentioned that they were the ones that discovered the problem and they are going to make every effort in order to protect the customers.
This time, Nestle was more vigilant and recalled the products before anybody got infected.
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