Video: Illness Linked to Gourmet Ice Cream Triggers Regional Recall

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A particular brand of gourmet ice cream, distributed in Idaho and several other states, is being recalled following two hospitalizations and the shutting down of some Seattle specialty ice cream parlors.

KIRO-TV reports that Washington state health officials have linked illnesses to products that are being recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream. Two men, both in the 50s, were hospitalized after eating the products. 

As a result, the company has voluntarily recalled nearly a year's worth of ice cream because of possible listeria contamination. The recall covers products manufactured Jan. 1 and Dec. 15 of this year, and includes all flavors and sizes of ice cream, gelato, custard and sorbet.

The Seattle Times also reports that a number of specialty ice cream shops in the Seattle area that receive much of their product from Snoqualmie have temporarily closed, but hoped to reopen after Christmas.

If you have any Snoqualmie ice cream at home, check the code on the bottom before you eat it; the company says the date codes included in the recall “either end in ‘4,’ e.g. XXX4 (pints and cups) or are listed by date: January 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014 (trays and tubs).”