Jeni’s posted this new message on their website this afternoon. No word yet on when locations nationwide will reopen.
Thank you for your patience during the past week as we worked to identify and eliminate the source of Listeria in our production kitchen.
As we’ve previously stated, we found Listeria in our production kitchen. We can now say that we believe we located the smoking gun. Our swab testing found Listeria on the spout of one of our production machines. It is a machine we use to fill a portion of our pints. The machine was not used to fill buckets that we scoop from in our shops, but we are nonetheless continuing with our plan to dispose of all of those buckets.
We’ll never be 100% certain how Listeria got onto the machine. Our job now is to rework our production kitchen into a facility that provides the best defenses against any contamination, and we have enlisted some of the world’s top food safety experts to help in that effort.
So far the conservative estimate of new investment in the transformation of our kitchen is $200,000, but we expect that number to increase. We will spend whatever it takes.