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Company announcement date:
FDA release date:
Product Category:
food and drinks

foodborne illness

Reason for announcement:

Explanation of reasons for recall

Possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Company Name:
Wilcox Ice Cream
brand:
Product Description:

Product Description

Various flavors of ice cream, yogurt, ice cream bars and gelato


Company Announcement

Wilcox Ice Cream Co. in East Arlington, Vermont, received a notice from the Vermont Department of Agriculture on November 14, 2023, to recall all flavors of Wilcox brand ice cream, yogurt and ice cream bars, as well as Leonardo brand ice cream.Super-premium mint chips produced that same day may be contaminated Listeria. Listeria This is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. While healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria Infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

In addition to this flavor, we are recalling all other products produced at our facilities during the same period. This relates to the following flavours, sizes and best before dates:

Wilcox Premium Product Line – All Flavors – All Sizes, Best By/Sell By 9/14/24 to 11/14/24:

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Wilcox Premium Line (all flavors) 1.5 quart 04372600056
Wilcox Premium Line (all flavors) quart 04372600086
Wilcox Premium Line (all flavors) pint 04372600085
Wilcox Premium Vanilla 4 ounce cup 0437260401
Wilcox Premium Chocolate 4 ounce cup 04372600402
Wilcox Premium Coffee 4 ounce cup 04372600403
Wilcox Premium Sea Salt Caramel 4 ounce cup 04372600404
Wilcox Premium Maple Cream 4 ounce cup 04372600405
Wilcox Premium Black Raspberries 4 ounce cup 04372600406
Wilcox Premium Line (all flavors) 3 gallons
Wilcox Premium Line (all flavors) 1 gallon

Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Product Line – All Flavors – All Sizes, Best By/Sell By Dates 09/13/24 – 11/14/24:

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Wilcox Super Premium Salted Caramel Brownie 1.5 quart 04372601520
Wilcox Super Premium Chocolate 1.5 quart 04372601502
Wilcox Super Premium Maple Cream 1.5 quart 04372601510
Wilcox Ultra Premium Maple Walnut 1.5 quart 04372601511
Wilcox Super Premium Mint Bars 1.5 quart 04372601512
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Super Java 1.5 quart 04372601516
Wilcox Super Premium Vanilla Flavor 1.5 quart 04372601519
Wilcox Super Premium Chocolate 1.5 quart 04372601502
Wilcox Super Premium Maple Cream pint 04372601610
Wilcox Ultra Premium Maple Walnut pint 04372601611
Wilcox Super Premium Mint Bars pint 04372601612
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Super Java pint 04372601616
Wilcox Super Premium Vanilla Flavor pint 04372601619
Wilcox Super Premium Salted Caramel Brownie pint 04372601620

Wilcox’s premium yogurt line, best-sell dates are 10/5/24, 10/6/24, 10/26/24, and 10/27/24:

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size

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Wilcox Yogurt – Vanilla pint 04372601520
Wilcox Yogurt – Maple Cream pint 04372600698
Wilcox Yogurt – Black Raspberry pint 04372600695

Wilcox Ice Cream 802 Ice Cream Bars Best By Date: 09/15/24 to 11/14/24

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size

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Wilcox Ice Cream Bars (Dairy) – Vanilla 802 items 043726005041
Wilcox Ice Cream Bars (Dairy) – Black Raspberry 802 items 043726005065
Wilcox Ice Cream Bars (Dairy) – Espresso 802 items 043726005072
Wilcox Ice Cream Bars (Dairy) – Peanut Butter 802 items 043726005089
Wilcox Ice Cream Bars (Dairy) – Maple Cream 802 items 043726005096
Wilcox Ice Cream Bars (Dairy) – Pumpkin 802 items 043726005010

Leonardo’s Ice Cream Pints ​​and 4 oz Cups, Best By/Sell By: 8/28/24 to 11/14/24

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size

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Leonardo’s Ice Cream – Maple Leaf Ice Cream pint 81643900055
Leonardo’s Ice Cream – Sams Creamy Chocolate Chip pint 81643900019
Leonardo’s Ice Cream – Chocolate Ice Cream pint 81643900005
Leonardo’s Ice Cream – Salted Caramel Ice Cream pint 04372601701
Leonardo’s Ice Cream – Hazelnut Ice Cream pint 04372601703
Leonardo’s Ice Cream – Mint Chocolate Chip pint 81643900050
LEONARDOS ICE CREAM – CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM 4 ounce cup 81643900028
LEONARDOS ICE CREAM – SAM’S CHOCOLATE CHICK 4 ounce cup 81643900040
LEONARDOS Ice Cream – VT Maple Ice Cream 4 ounce cup 81643900056
LEONARDOS ICE CREAM – Mint Chocolate Chip 4 ounce cup 81643900041

Products are distributed through retail stores and cooperatives located in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

All products are packaged in various sizes as shown in the table above. Super premium product packaged in yellow container. The premium product is packaged in a container with a picture of an ice cream truck. Leonardo’s ice cream has the Leonardo logo prominently printed on its packaging. The yogurt product comes in a beige container with “Wilcox Yogurt” written on it. Ice cream bars are individually packaged in clear plastic wrap with stickers. The best before date of all products can be found on the label or on the side of the packaging.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.

We received notification from the Vermont Department of Agriculture and the New Hampshire Department of Health on 11/14/23 that a routine sample collected by the agency of our Super Premium Mint Chocolate Chip produced on 9/15/23 tested positive for Listeria.As part of our investigation, we have determined that preliminary testing indicates that purchased ice cream mix used to make our products may contain Listeria.

Customers should not consume these products.

Consumers can email us for credit if they take photos of the top and sides of the container showing the best by date. You don’t need to return it to the store. You can email [email protected] with photos, quantity, location of purchase, and your full name, address, and phone number. Christina and Craig Wilcox, Wilcox Ice Cream, 802-375-1133 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST).


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