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The Associated Press reports that Jeni's Splendid ice Creams, which last week "recalled all its products from retailers and closed ice cream shops in six states over concerns about possible listeria contamination," now is saying that it will destroy 265 tons of ice cream in a move that will cost the company more than $2.5 million.

CEO John Lowe says that "a team is working to eradicate the bacteria detected in the production kitchen."
KC's View:
Yikes.

Maybe it's me, but it seems as if the Jeni's folks are moving a lot more quickly and decisively to address their issue than Blue Bell did in much the same circumstances.

These days, you can;t afford to be slow or circumspect in dealing with such public health issues ... because in the modern technology/communications environment, the key word there is "public." (Sure, "health" is important, too ... but you get my meaning.)