16 Big Olaf Product Samples Tested Positive For Listeria
On Friday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that 16 different product samples from Big Olaf’s tested positive for listeria.
Our friends at News Channel 8 have been updating this story and you can read all of the details here.
Seventeen different flavors were tested. Here are the sixteen flavors that tested positive for listeria:
Blueberry Butter Pecan
Coconut Almond Joy
Cookie Dough Cookies & Cream
White Chocolate Raspberry.
Subsequently, the FDACS has come out with a “stop sales” order of those 16 flavors. Before it was referred to as a voluntary recall.
A representative from the FDACS explained, “Our department continues to work closely with our state and federal partners on this investigation and enforcement of the stop sale.”
If you are wondering what you might need to do if you have any containers with Big Olaf ice cream, the answer is to dispose of the product. Then clean utensils that touched or containers that stored the product.
After the FDACS issued the voluntary order, Big Olaf shut down all processing facilities.
According to the Florida Department of Health as of July 1st, no customer complaints have been filed against Big Olaf or other connected retailers. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, 23 people from 10 states were infected with listeria.
Of the 23 reported cases of listeria infection, one was linked to the death of a woman from Illinois, and one was tied to a couple who lost their unborn child. Each of these cases is tied to a pending lawsuit against Big Olaf.
I remember being pregnant and doctors and medical professionals warn you about particular dairy products to limit your exposure to listeria.
If you need to find out more information pertaining to the recall, dial 941-365-7483.