Jeni's is back, baby!

Nicholas Dekker, Columbus Alive contributor

"Mr. Sulu, stand by to take us to maximum warp."

Following a voluntary recall that shut down their scoop shops and production facility, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is poised to resume production this week.

In a post on social media, Jeni Britton Bauer said the production kitchen has been completely reworked, including new walls, sterilization procedures and the addition of a conveyor belt. She said the kitchen should be open by the end of the week.

Jeni's issued a voluntary recall on all their products late last month due to the detection of Listeria. This included their production kitchen, scoop shops and pints distributed to other stores. Further testing of their facility pinpointed the spout of a machine used to fill pints as the source of the Listeria.

In addition to recalling their products and closing their shops, Jeni's collaborated with sanitation experts from the FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to clean their facility and rework production logistics.

Jeni's CEO John Lowe estimates they disposed of more than 535,000 pounds of ice cream, costing the company roughly $2.5 million.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at and authored the guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus," with a second edition coming in 2015. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures and brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures.