The Utica-based Velvet Ice Cream announced the recall of all of its ice cream and sherbet products made on or after March 24, 2021, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The contamination was discovered during routine testing. Velvet Ice Cream did not report any illness or injury has been associated with the recalled products. The recall has been issued in cooperation with FDA. The products were distributed to Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia through various drug stores, convenience stores, and supermarkets. The recall marks the third time Listeria was discovered at a Velvet facility in the past four years. In May 2019, the FDA sent a letter to Velvet informing the company that swabs taken from the Utica manufacturing plant tested positive for Listeria.FDA claimed that the company's sanitation plans were insufficient. The same strain of Listeria had been found during a 2018 inspection of the Utica plant. @ https://local12.com/news/nation-world/recall-issued-for-ice-cream-products-made-in-ohio-due-to-possible-listeria-risk#:~:text=Recall%20issued%20for%20some%20ice,due%20to%20possible%20listeria%20risk&text=UTICA%2C%20Ohio%20(WSYX)%20%E2%80%94,2021%20due%20to%20possible%20contamination