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California Food Inspectors Order Ice Cream Recall

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Sacramento, CA — State officials have ordered a recall of Lapperts-brand banana caramel chocolate chip ice cream.

Food inspectors in Washington state found listeria bacteria in the ice cream during a routine surveillance and laboratory testing.

So far, no illnesses have been reported. Several Whole Foods stores in Northern California have been asked to remove the product from the shelves.

Lapperts Ice Cream has been ordered to hold the ice cream at its Richmond plant. Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Young children, pregnant women, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.

Consumers who have purchased the ice cream should discard it or return it to the store for a refund.