Dairy Fresh Inc. said Monday it is voluntarily recalling some ice cream products that were shipped to Food Lion grocery stores because of the possible presence of a germ that causes flu-like symptoms.
Dairy Fresh, which produced the ice cream under the Food Lion label, recalled a limited number of the containers as a precautionary measure pending lab tests for listeria monocytogenes, the company said.
Dairy Fresh said listeria monocytogenes could cause illness in people with weakened immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy, the elderly and pregnant women.
Food Lion, which is not involved with the production of the ice cream, managed to recover about 90 percent of the 131,000 containers that were produced, Dairy Fresh said.
The ice cream was shipped to Food Lion stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland.
The recall involves half-gallon-sized vanilla and chocolate chip-flavored ice cream. The company also is recalling 5-quart pails of artificially flavored vanilla ice cream; Neapolitan artificially flavored ice cream; vanilla ice cream and orange sherbert; fudge royale; and chocolate ice cream.