Update on the outbreak investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Big Olaf ice cream (July 2022)

The FDA reported that together with partners, it is investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to ice cream supplied by Big Olaf Creamery of Sarasota, Florida. Based on epidemiological information collected by CDC and the FL DOH, Big Olaf ice cream products are a likely source of illness in this outbreak. A total of 23 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 10 states (CO (1), FL (12), GA (1), IL (1), KS (1), MA (2), MN (1), NJ (1), NY (2), and PA (1)). Twenty-two people were hospitalized, and the outbreak resulted in one death and a fetus death. Of the 18 people interviewed, all (100%) reported eating ice cream. Among 18 people who remembered details about the type of ice cream they ate, 10 reported eating Big Olaf Creamery brand ice cream or eating ice cream at locations that might have been supplied by Big Olaf Creamery. Twelve sick people are residents of Florida, and nine reported traveling to Florida before getting sick. The investigation is ongoing, and the firm has initiated a voluntary recall of its ice cream products. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-ice-cream-july-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Ice Cream
Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Ice Cream

Do not eat, sell, or serve ice cream products from Big Olaf Creamery of Sarasota, FL. FDA’s outbreak investigation is ongoing.

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