Vermont-based Wilcox Ice Cream has recalled all flavors of its branded ice cream, yogurt, and ice cream bars, and those of its Leonardo's gelato with specific "best by" dates.

The products with a "best by" dates of 9/13/24-11/14/24 could be contaminated with listeria, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Both brands are sold at retail stores and co-ops in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York.

The problem was first reported to Wilcox by the Vermont Department of Agriculture on November 14 after a routine test of Super Premium Mint Chip manufactured on September 15 tested positive for listeria. Wilcox determined the source was likely ice cream mix used to make its products.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date, according to the FDA.

Leonardo's gelato pints
Leonardo's gelato pints (FDA)

Wilcox said customers do not need to return product to stores. Instead, they may take a photo of the top and sides of the container showing the best by date and email it to for a full credit. Include the quantity, where purchased, and your full name address and telephone number.

Symptoms of listeria include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The FDA says healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“Listeriosis can cause serious health concerns,” Patricia Tilley, Director of the the New Hampshire DHHS Division of Public Health Services said in a statement. “Foods that are contaminated may not look, smell, or taste any different, so there is no way to tell if Listeria is present."

Below is a full list of recalled products

Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors)1.5 Quart04372600056
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors)Quart04372600086
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors)Pint04372600085
Wilcox Premium Vanilla4 oz Cup0437260401
Wilcox Premium Chocolate4 oz Cup04372600402
Wilcox Premium Coffee4 oz Cup04372600403
Wilcox Premium Sea Salt Caramel4 oz Cup04372600404
Wilcox Premium Maple Cream4 oz Cup04372600405
Wilcox Premium Black Raspberry4 oz Cup04372600406
Wilcox premium Product Line (All Flavors)3 Gallon
Wilcox Premium Product Line (All Flavors)1 Gallon

Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Product Line – All Flavors – All Sizes with Best By/Sell By dates 9/13/24 to 11/14/24:

Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Salted Caramel Brownie1.5 Quart04372601520
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Chocolate1.5 Quart04372601502
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple Cream1.5 Quart04372601510
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple Walnut1.5 Quart04372601511
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Mint Chunk1.5 Quart04372601512
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Super Java1.5 Quart04372601516
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Vanilla1.5 Quart04372601519
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM ChocolatePint04372601602
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple CreamPint04372601610
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Maple WalnutPint04372601611
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Mint ChunkPint04372601612
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Super JavaPint04372601616
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM VanillaPint04372601619
Wilcox SUPER PREMIUM Salted Caramel BrowniePint04372601620

Wilcox’s Premium Yogurt Line with Best By/Sell By 10/5/24, 10/6/24, 10/26/24, 10/27/24:

Wilcox Yogurt - VanillaPints04372600699
Wilcox Yogurt – Maple CreamPints04372600698
Wilcox Yogurt – Black RaspberryPints04372600695

Wilcox Ice Cream 802 Ice Cream Bars with Best By/Sell By: 9/15/24 through 11/14/24

Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) - Vanilla802 Bars043726005041
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Black Raspberry802 Bars043726005065
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) - Espresso802 Bars043726005072
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Peanut Butter802 Bars043726005089
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Maple Cream802 Bars043726005096
Wilcox Ice Cream Bar (Dairy Based) – Pumpkin802 Bars043726005010

Leonardo’s Gelato Pints and4 oz cups with Best By/Sell By Dates: 8/28/24 to 11/14/24

Leonardo’s Gelato – Maple GelatoPints8 1643900055
Leonardo’s Gelato – Sams Creamy Chocolate ChipPints8 1643900019
Leonardo’s Gelato – Chocolate GelatoPints81643900005
Leonardo’s Gelato – Salted Caramel GelatoPints04372601701
Leonardo’s Gelato – Hazelnut GelatoPints04372601703
Leonardo’s Gelato – Mint Chocolate ChipPints8 1643900050
LEONARDOS Gelato – Chocolate Gelato4 oz cup81643900028
LEONARDOS Gelato – Sam’s Chocolate Chip4 oz cup81643900040
LEONARDOS Gelato – VT Maple Gelato4 oz cup81643900056
LEONARDOS Gelato – Mint Chocolate Chip4 oz cup81643900041

Wilcox’s Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Best By/Sell By Date: 9/13/24


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