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Long Wharf Shop Not Affected by Ice Cream Recall

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 07:00

Those who might have heard about a recall of Big Olaf Creamery ice cream due to a listeria outbreak can rest assured it has not affected the shop on Sag Harbor's Long Wharf whose line often extends out the door.

The Big Olaf that is involved in the recall is in Florida. According to a federal Food and Drug Administration report, "The product was sold at Big Olaf retailers in Florida as well as to consumers in restaurants and senior homes and one location in Fredericksburg, Ohio."

Samantha Young, a manager at the Sag Harbor store, said by phone on Thursday that "our ice cream is not even Big Olaf's ice cream. We have no relation whatsoever. We just happen to have the same name."

She said since the outbreak was first reported on NBC a couple of days ago, they have received "dozens of phone calls" from concerned customers. "If you Google Big Olaf's," she said, "the first thing that pops up now is a New York Post article about the outbreak."

The ice cream served in the Sag Harbor store, Ms. Young said, comes from the Gifford's ice cream plant, located in Maine.

The recalled ice cream had expiration dates through June 30. According to the F.D.A, as of July 8, "23 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes from 10 states."

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