Jeni’s Will Dump 265 Tons Of Ice Cream

Jeni's: We Found Listeria Again (Image 1)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams CEO John Lowe said the company is destroying more than 535,000 pounds (265 tons) of ice cream after Listeria concerns.

Lowe said it will cost the company more than $2.5 million. 
“While all of our buckets and the vast majority of pints tested negative, Listeria was found in a pint of The Buckeye State ice cream (5-082-265), and Listeria might be present in other flavors as well,” he said in a press release. “So let me be unmistakably clear: no one should be eating any of Jeni’s frozen products.”
He said a pint of Dark Chocolate ice cream, lot number 5-025-201, started the inquiry. 
“We will not make or serve ice cream again until we can ensure it is 100 percent safe,” he said. “Until we know more about reopening, we are going to continue to keep our heads down and to work hard to get this issue resolved.”

The vast majority of the ice cream, if not all, will be taken to an anaerobic digester that will convert the dairy into electricity and a clean, natural soil fertilizer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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