Food Recall: Ramar Foods’ Peekaboo Ice Cream for Possible Listeria Risk
Ramar Foods of California is recalling Jessica Levinson’s Peekaboo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Hidden Spinach because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
This ice cream was available for purchase at a few Target stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Thirty-three containers of this product have been bought by consumers. The rest have been removed from the marketplace.
The recalled product is Peekaboo Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream, packaged in 14-ounce, printed paper containers. The UPC number is 8685400001, and the best before date of 10/08/2021 is printed on the bottom of the carton.
Routine testing found the bacteria in some packages of the ice cream. Production has been suspended while the FDA investigates.
If you purchased this product with that UPC number and best before date, DO NOT EAT IT.
Throw the product away in a sealed package in a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid, or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund.
Symptoms of listeriosis, the illness caused by this pathogen, include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirth with this infection even. though their illness is mild. Young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems and chronic illnesses are most likely to have serious complications from this pathogen.
You should clean out your freezer with a mild bleach solution if you purchased this ice cream. Freezing does NOT kill Listeria monocytogenes. Use a solution of one tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to one gallon of warm water. Don’t forget to wash your hands with soap and water after handling this product and after cleaning.
This is not the first time ice cream has been recalled for Listeria contamination. Because Listeria can survive in the freezer, there have been a number of ice cream Listeria recalls in recent years and, in 2015, Blue Bell ice cream was linked to a fatal outbreak. The Listeria lawyers at Pritzker Hageman represented clients in that outbreak and many others.
If you or someone you know developed listeriosis from Ramar’s ice cream and would like a free consultation with an experienced team, try calling 1-888-377-8900 or text 612-261-0856
An announcement regarding the food recall has yet to be made on either the Twitter or Instagram account of Peekaboo ice cream @eatpeekaboo.
Ramar Foods is a California company notorious in the Filipino American community for pirating famous brand names from the Philippines, including the iconic Magnolia for ice cream.
Peekaboo’s founder and owner is Jessica Levinson of Florida. Product labeling discloses that the ice cream is manufactured in San Ramon, California.