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Nestle recalls Drumstick ice cream treats for possible listeria


By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Nestle is recalling some packages of its Drumstick ice cream treats for possible bacterial contamination.

Listeria found on equipment surfaces

Positive test results for listeria monocytogenes was found on equipment surfaces that are used for manufacturing the chocolate and nut covered cones, according to the Food and Drug Administration. There were no positive test results found on any Drumstick cones.

“The quality and safety of Nestlé products remain our number one priority,” the company said in a statement. “We apologize for any inconvenience this action represents for both our consumers and retail customers.”

The drumsticks involved in the voluntary recall include the 16- and 24-count packs with best before dates June 2 to June 15, 2017, and June 16 to June 19, 2017. They were inadvertently distributed.

Listeria monocytogenes can sometimes cause fatal infections in children, old people and others with weakened immune systems.

Those who might have purchased the affected Drumsticks should return them to where they were bought or call Nestle for a replacement.

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