The US Food and drug Administration (FDA) has reported that Pittsburg, California-based Ramar Foods is recalling 14-ounce containers of Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream product due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
The product, packed in paperboard containers identified with UPC code number 8685400001 and a Best Before date of 10/08/2021, has been distributed to Target retail stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. To date, it is believed that only 33 units have been purchased by customers.
Consuming food contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers with questions, or who would like to request an immediate refund, may contact Ramar Foods toll free by dialing +1 844-491-7869, Monday through Friday, from 0800 to 1700 EST, or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Thus far there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the product, which features mint infused into a creamy base accented with chocolate shavings and spinach. It is the only SKU in a line of Peekaboo organic ice cream flavors being recalled. Among offerings not subject to recall, each of which is promoted as containing “Veggies in Every Bite,” are chocolate with hidden cauliflower, strawberry with hidden carrot, vanilla with hidden zucchini and cotton candy with hidden beets.
The Peekaboo brand of super premium, organic ice cream was introduced to the US retail market in April of 2019 by Jessica Levinson. The entrepreneur, who has operated a storefront ice cream shop in Surfside, Florida for 11 years, developed recipes to appeal to youngsters and adults alike who enjoy ice cream but may not be eating enough vegetables.