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Agency: Agriculture and Rural Development

This press release is being shared as a public service by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on behalf of the company.

Reilly Craft Creamery 4731 Bellevue St Detroit, MI 48207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                      September 28, 2018 Chris Reilly, Owner, 313-300-9859

Reilly Craft Creamery, of Detroit, Michigan is recalling all lots of all flavors of ice cream produced by the company since February 20, 2018, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products have already been removed from the marketplace, but there is a concern that consumers could have some of the products stored in their freezers. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The very young, the pregnant, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. 

The recalled ice cream was distributed to 4 local retail grocery stores in southeastern Michigan and one distributor in Ann Arbor. The ice cream is packaged in paper pint cartons and the product numbers are on bottom of the container. Reilly Craft has the following ice cream flavors:

House Made Honey Comb Mint Choc Chunk Choc Choc Chunk Sea Salt Caramel Hand-Steeped Coffee Single-Batch Strawberry Chocolate Deluxe (Vegan) Small-Batch Strawberry (Vegan) Butter Pecan Vanilla Bean

Photos of the packaging are available on the company’s website at

The firm previously recalled one lot of two flavors of ice cream on September 4, 2018 after two samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, during routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). MDARD conducted environmental sampling at the facility where the ice cream is produced and found Listeria monocytogenes present in areas in the facility. Out of an abundance of caution, Reilly Craft is choosing to recall all product back to the last clean sample, produced on February 20, 2018, which has the lot code #022018-1.

Production of ice cream has been suspended while Reilly Craft and MDARD continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any flavor of Reilly Craft ice cream since February 20, 2018 are urged not to consume them and may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Reilly Craft at 313-300-9859.


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