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Ice pops recalled for possible Listeria

Ice pops in certain states, including Texas, are being recalled after the The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a possible contamination of Listeria. (Photo: FDA)

Ice pops in certain states, including Texas, are being recalled after the The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a possible contamination of Listeria.

As a precaution, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of ice pops.

The possibly affected ice pops are packaged as "Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops" and "Sugar Free Twin Pops".

According to the FDA renouncement, Listeria can cause "serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems".

Symptoms can be fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

These products were distributed between April 5-19 to grocery stores and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

No illnesses or incidents involving the product have been reported.

People who have purchased the ice pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-683-0379.

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