Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is temporarily closing its doors and recalling all products because of a potential listeria contamination.
The boutique ice cream chain, known for its gourmet flavors, operates a store on King Street in Charleston.
“The company is ceasing all sales and closing all scoop shops until all products are ensured to be 100 percent safe,” according to a statement on the company’s website.
Listeria contamination was discovered in some Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream products by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The company has recalled all Jeni’s products as a precaution.
Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach ache and diarrhea. Listeria is particularly harmful for pregnant women.
The announcement from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams comes amid a national recall of all Blue Bell Ice Cream products, some of which were also tainted with listeria.
The Blue Bell listeria outbreak was originally uncovered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in ice cream products at a Lexington distribution center.
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