Listeria Contamination Found Again at Jeni’s Ice Cream Production Kitchen

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream’s says its stopped production and temporarily closed its shops after finding listeria in its production kitchen again.

In a message posted on its website the company says its investigating where and how the bacteria re-entered the facility.

“While we would most certainly prefer that Listeria never enter our facility, we do take solace in the fact that our protocols and testing have worked: we found the Listeria before it got into ice cream we served,” CEO John Lowe wrote on the company’s website. “This finding and our ceasing of production enables us the opportunity to prevent contamination and continue to ensure the safety of our customers.”

The company says since it resumed production on May 13 it has been testing every batch of ice cream and not releasing batches for sale until test results were available.

The company was forced to recall all of its product in April after listeria contamination was discovered.

The company says it hopes to be back up and running very soon.