Jeni's shuts down production, closes stores again

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' battle with listeria continues.

Less than a month after reopening its stores following a major recall of all of its ice cream products, Jeni's has found listeria in its production facility again, according to a statement released today by Jeni's CEO John Lowe. The company discovered the contamination through routine monitoring and stopped production earlier this week.

"While we would most certainly prefer that listeria never enter our facility, we do take solace in the fact that our protocols and testing have worked: we found the listeria before it got into ice cream we served," the statement reads. "This finding and our ceasing of production enables us the opportunity to prevent contamination and continue to ensure the safety of our customers."

Lowe says Jeni's does not yet have a timeline for resuming its production.

We have found Listeria in our kitchen again and have stopped production. More info here:

- Jeni's Ice Creams (@jenisicecreams) June 12, 2015