(Editor’s Note: The company extended the recall on January 9, click here for details.)
Fieldbrook Foods Corp., Dunkirk N.Y., has issued a voluntary recall of 20 cases of the Tops brand of Orange Cream Bars and 320 cases of the Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream Bars due to the possibility that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled Top’s Orange Cream Bars were sold in Tops retail stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The product comes in a 12 ct retail box. The product has a production date of Dec. 18, 2017 and a “best by” date of Dec. 18, 2018.
The recalled Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars were sold in Meijer retail stores located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. The product comes in a 12 ct retail box. The product has a production date of Nov. 30, 2017 and a “best by” date of Nov. 30, 2018.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in another production lot that has been fully contained. The company has suspended production and distribution of the product while it cooperates with the FDA to fully investigate the source of the problem.