Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to Reopen

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams retail shops are reopening after the company’s second bout with listeria in its production plant.  

The company said it’s 22 “scoop shops” are reopening at 5 p.m. Saturday, stocked with products from Smith’s Dairy in Orrville.

Jeni’s closed its shops and halted production June 12 after listeria was found in the plant for the second time since April. The plant remains closed.

Listeria was discovered during routine swabbing last week that was part of the monitoring process, and the Columbus-based company is taking steps to figure out how it got into the plant. 

The company initially closed April 23 after listeria was discovered in pints of ice cream and the plant. The company had traced the source then to a pint-filling machine.