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Amid listeria concerns, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams recalls all products

After a random sample of ice cream tested positive for the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has recalled all of its products and is temporarily closing its 20 stores around the United States.

In a statement, the company said it won't resume sales again until "all products are ensured to be 100 percent safe." The contamination was found during a test conducted by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and so far, there are no reports of anyone becoming sick from Jeni's products. The company is advising customers to either throw away products they already bought out or take them back to the store where they were purchased for a refund.

The bacteria can cause potentially fatal infections, with symptoms including high fever, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and severe headache. Earlier this week, Blue Bell Creameries expanded its own recall after a multi-state listeria outbreak made eight people sick and killed three.