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Jeni's Locations Closing Due To Second Listeria Discovery

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:16:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Representatives of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams said they found listeria in their production facility for a second time.

Due to the discovery, they announced they would be closing their scoop shops because of a shortage of ice cream.

Jeni’s was set to open a new shop in Hillsboro Village Friday, which was put on hold due to the listeria.

Officials with the shop said they have been investigating how and where it re-entered the facility. They added they do not have a timeline for when they will resume production.

The listeria was found a second time through swabbing as part of a monitoring program.

However, representatives said they were confident with the product they have sold recently.

“Since resuming production in our kitchen on May 13, 2015, we have been testing every batch of ice cream we have made and holding it until we learned that the testing did not detect any Listeria. So it is with complete confidence that I can say all of the ice cream that has been served in our shops since reopening on May 22 has been safe and is 100% Listeria-free.”

They said they would resume making ice cream as soon as the problem was eradicated and the facility thoroughly tested. 

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