Ice Cream Tied To Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Creamery says the link between its product and the outbreak has not been confirmed.

July 06, 2022

Listeria Outbreak

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Ice cream brand Big Olaf Creamery has been linked to a listeria outbreak, which caused the death of one person and the hospitalization of 22 people across 10 states, reports NBC News. Big Olaf Creamery is in Sarasota, Florida, and is only sold in the state. The outbreak started in January 2021, according to the CDC.

At least 14 people ate Big Olaf ice cream in the month before their illness started. On Friday, the company began telling stores not to sell the ice cream.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Big Olaf said that the link between its ice cream and the listeria outbreak has not been confirmed, and that the company is working with state and federal health officials.

“We have been transparent and have answered all their questions and provided them with all the information requested from us, as the health and well-being of the public is our first priority,” the Big Olaf Creamery statement said.

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