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Jenny Albertson, NHA

Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Listeria Outbreak in LTC from Ice Cream

CDC is investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to kosher soft serve ice cream and advises long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other institutions to not serve any flavors of “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cups. One person who was ill in this outbreak was served this ice cream cup while residing in a long-term care facility.

Listeria was found in a “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cup collected from another ill person’s freezer, and laboratory scientists are working to determine if it is the outbreak strain of Listeria.

On August 9, Real Kosher Ice Cream recalled all flavors of their “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cups. Recalled ice cream cups were distributed to multiple long-term care facilities nationwide.

Additional information specific to Colorado:

  • Listeria (from a normally sterile site) is a reportable condition (within four (4) days).
  • Only test people who ate the recalled ice cream and have symptoms.
    Stool culture for Listeria is not recommended.

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