Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Los Feliz won't be down for much longer. Following a massive recall last month (and nationwide shutter of their retail stores) when a randomly sampled pint tested positive for listeria, the Ohio-based company has tossed over $200,000 at the problem and believe they have found a solution. In the meantime, they voluntarily dumped about $2.5 million worth of wholesale and retail product, which has put the popular ice cream purveyors down close to $3 million in total.
Last week, the always-communicative Jeni’s media team posted a giant thank you note to their customers, laying out some details of the construction process that has been undertaken inside their production facility after the source of the listeria was discovered. In short, they’ve reconceived just about everything inside their factory.
Just a few days ago, a new update from owner Jeni Britton Bauer said new equipment should be firing up by the end of the week, with hopes that wholesale tubs of ice cream could be back in scoop shops as early as next week. There’s also retail pints to contend with, though, so that timeline is subject to change — and further health inspection, of course.
In all, it’s been a troublesome few weeks for the popular Midwest brand, especially considering they just got through the opening phase of their shiny new LA storefront in Los Feliz.