GLENDALE, Calif. (CN) — Possible contamination from Listeria has led Nestle USA to begin a voluntary recall of two varieties of Drumstick ice cream cones found in most grocery freezer aisles.
In addition to it 16-count variety pack called Drumstick Club, Nestle is recalling its 24-count Vanilla Pack, which contains cones marked for individual sale.
At 4.6 fluid ounces each, all of the cones were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif., and distributed nationally.
While none of the cones themselves have tested positive for the bacteria yet, Nestle says equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line where these products are made recently tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
"No illnesses have been reported to date; the company is initiating this recall as a precautionary action to avoid any potential for consumer illness," Nestle said, in a statement released through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA warns that Listeria monocytogenescan can sometimes "cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."
Short-term symptoms in healthy people are usually limited to "high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea."
Pregnant women exposed to a Listeria infection are at risk of miscarriages or stillbirths.
Nestle is offering replacement ice creams where applicable. It says product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24-count pack.
It notes that "no other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall."