Weight Watchers recalls ice cream with cookie dough bits

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 04:30:35-05

The FDA announced Monday a voluntary recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae due to possible health risks from cookie dough pieces purchased from third party supplier.

The recall is due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Pieces.

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"We immediately began an investigation and are voluntarily taking this action as a precautionary measure," said the FDA.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.

The recall is for approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts.

No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products are included in this recall.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers can also contact 1-866-572-3805. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.

This product was distributed to retailers in the U.S. only.

For a complete list of packages being recalled, click here