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.