There is no timetable for resuming production, Lowe said. Jeni’s is temporarily closing its 21 retail shops because there isn’t enough ice cream to keep them stocked.
Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which has two stores in Chicago, says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.
Listeria is a common bacteria, but it can be deadly, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
The company says listeria was found in a sample taken by the Nebrasksa Department of Agriculture.
Inspectors haven’t yet determined the source of a Midwest listeria outbreak linked to a Wisconsin cheesemaker, the company’s president said.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging consumers who may have purchased Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer, to dispose of it, as it has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.
The smoked salmon is being recalled due to listeria concerns.
A man contracted listeria after eating a cantaloupe purchased at an Aldi store in the South Side Jeffrey Manor neighborhood last September, a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday claims.
So far, Illinois has seen only one confirmed case of listeriosis from tainted cantaloupe, but cases could be showing up well past Halloween.