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Jeni's Ice Cream Shop Reopens (Again) Following Listeria Scare (Again)

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The Los Feliz scoop shop has closed up twice.

Jeni's in Los Feliz
Jeni's in Los Feliz
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The lights are back on at Los Feliz ice cream shop Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, which was forced to suddenly shutter after once again finding listeria in their production facility.

For those keeping track, it's the second such listeria red alert stumbled upon by the Jeni's team in just about as many months. The previous round from several weeks ago led to a $2.5 million overhaul of their Columbus, Ohio production plant, which supplies not only every Jeni's storefront across the country, but all of their freezer aisle pints as well. Apparently, more work is still needed.

In a note posted to the brand's blog on June 19, owner Jeni Britton Bauer hails the return of their famous ice cream shops, which reopened at 5 p.m. local time across the country. Apparently their full-time facility is still down for the count, so in the meantime Jeni's has resorted to scaling back by relying on a 110-year old dairy farm in Orrvile, Ohio to make a smaller sampling of their flavors.

As of this past weekend, the Jeni's truck was posted up in Atwater once again selling scoops, and the door was open for their glossy Hillhurst location. Oddly enough, the Jeni's blog post update didn't once use the word listeria when mentioning the reopening, despite it being an ongoing problem for the brand. Here's to hoping they get everything sorted out soon enough.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

7740 El Camino Real, , CA 92009 (760) 539-3177 Visit Website