The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning of possible contamination of ice cream bars sold under numerous brands at various stores across the country.
The warning said "Do not eat certain chocolate-covered vanilla bars, orange cream ice cream bars, and raspberry cream bars sold under numerous brands at various stores across the country.
These products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a germ causing a serious, sometimes fatal illness in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with chronic health conditions (weakened immune systems), according to the FDA.
The FDA said, although healthy individuals who become infected might suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headaches, and diarrhea, the germ can cause pregnant women to lose their babies.
According to the FDA website, ALDI and Dollar Tree are on the list of stores. For a complete listing, including the brand of the ice cream bars, visit the FDA website here.
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