COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 12 (UPI) -- Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams shops have again closed their doors after listeria was detected in the company's production kitchen for the second time.
The Columbus-based company announced the closure of its eight shops on Friday. No recalls were issued because all products were tested before being sold to consumers.
"We have found Listeria in our production kitchen again," the company's website says. "We have stopped making ice cream and are investigating where and how it may have re-entered the facility."
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams first announced a recall of all of its products and closure of all scoop shops in April after a sample tested positive for the potentially deadly listeria. Production resumed May 13.
"We have been testing every batch of ice cream we have made and holding it until we learned that the testing did not detect any listeria," the company said. "So it is with complete confidence that we can say all of the ice cream that has been served in our shops since reopening on May 22 has been safe and is 100 percent listeria-free. We are closing our scoop shops temporarily because we don't have enough ice cream to keep them stocked. We hope to be back very soon."
Jeni's Splended Ice Creams is based out of Columbus, Ohio, and specializes in artisan flavors of ice cream and other frozen treats. It is one of two ice cream makers that have recently experienced trouble with listeria.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its final report on the listeriosis outbreak caused by contaminated containers of Blue Bell ice cream. Blue Bell recalled all of its products and shut down all facilities across the nation after 10 people were sickened and three people died after eating ice cream.