CDC links listeria outbreak in multiple states to Florida ice cream maker

CDC links listeria outbreak in multiple states to Florida ice cream maker
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Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters is seen on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters is seen on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
  • A listeria outbreak resulted in one death and 22 hospitalizations across 10 states.

  • The CDC has linked the outbreak to a Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota, Florida.

  • Six of the people interviewed by the CDC said they ate ice cream from the creamery.

The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention has tied a listeria outbreak to a Florida ice cream maker, the agency said.

"As a result of this investigation, Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota, FL, is voluntarily contacting retail locations to recommend against selling their ice cream products. Consumers who have Big Olaf Creamery brand ice cream at home should throw away any remaining product," the CDC said in a statement.

The outbreak resulted in at least one death and 22 hospitalizations across 10 states. Five people who became ill were pregnant, with one resulting in a miscarriage, the CDC reported.

According to officials, investigators interviewed 17 people impacted with 14 people saying they ate ice cream. Six of those people remember eating Big Olaf Creamery brand ice cream or at places that might have been supplied by them, the CDC said.

The agency was looking at Florida as a possible source, after 20 of the sick people reported living in or traveling to Florida in the month before getting sick.

 

 

 

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