Nestle Drumstick recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

They also say that none of the Drumstick products have tested positive and the recall is just a precaution.

The cones were made in Bakersfield, California and distributed nationally.

Nestle has issued a voluntary recall of its Drumstick ice cream cones. So far, no contamination has been found in the ice cream itself and no illnesses have been reported. In the U.S., nearly 1,600 people suffer severe illnesses after being infected with listeria each year. However, what exactly is Listeria?

Listeria is reportedly found naturally in soil and water and animals can carry the bacteria. It likes to invade the bloodstream and often causes sepsis or meningitis.

Listeria can cause serious and even deadly infections.

After you eat something contaminated with Listeria, a timeline of between one and eight weeks usually passes before the illness emerges.

Healthy persons infected with salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, which is sometimes bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Nestle is offering replacement ice creams where applicable.

You might want to check the packaging before eating a Drumstick out of your freezer. There is an identification code located near the bottom of the box. The Club packs have the best before date between June 2 and June 15, 2017 and 24 count packs have best before date between June 16 and June 19, 2017. No other types of Nestlé ice cream was affected.

To adhere to Nestle's cautionary tactics, customers should look at their product's UPS code, best before date, and production code.

  • Julie Sanders