Listeria-positive linked recalls, similar to Facebook stalkers, creep. That’s what they do.
The typical event seems to go like this. Someone downstream in the buyer world or a government group finds a product with a pathogen. They call the supplier. The supplier looks at their system, maybe not understanding how regulators look at zones, sanitation clean breaks and environmental sampling, decides they will have a limited recall.
FDA or state investigators show up, assess the system, say, ‘hey, you really might have a larger problem here than you think’ and the recall creeps.
I dunno if that’s what is happening with Aspen Hills, a cookie dough processor who supplied their products to a bunch of ice cream companies (full disclosure, cookie dough ice cream is probably my favorite flavor).
Aspen Hills has nothing on their website about the recalls. Oops.