Watch CBS News

Jeni's Ice Cream Shops To Reopen In Chicago Following Recall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, which has two stores in Chicago, says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.

The company traced the source to a machine in its Columbus kitchen. It decided to destroy $2.5 million worth of ice cream, then cleaned and reworked production to prevent future contamination.

A Thursday statement from Jeni's says it plans to reopen its scoop shops by Memorial Day weekend, though some flavors will be missing as the company rebuilds its supply. Jeni's ice cream shops in Chicago – in the Wicker Park neighborhood and along the Southport corridor – closed last month, amid the bacteria scare.

Jeni's says several Ohio ice cream producers offered to make some of Jeni's ice creams to help out, and Smith's dairy in Orrville will be doing just that.

Besides in Ohio and Chicago, Jeni's has shops in Atlanta; Los Angeles; Charleston, South Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee.

(Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS Radio and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.