Recall of Blue Bell Ice Cream
Blue Bell Creameries is recalling its ice cream made at the company’s Broken Arrow, Oklahoma facility. The product tested positive for listeria. The company asked retailers to remove all products produced at the Oklahoma facility between February 12 and March 27, 2015. Three people have died from the infection.
This is the first recall in the company’s 108 year history.
“Blue Bell products made at the Oklahoma facility can be identified by checking for the letters “O,” “P,” “Q,” “R,” “S,” and “T” following the “code date” printed on the bottom of the product package, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Blue Bell is also recalling seven other products made at the Oklahoma plant, including individually-wrapped Sour Pop Green Apple Bars, Cotton Candy Bars, Almond Bars, Vanilla Stick Slices and No Sugar Added Mooo Bars.”
The recalled ice cream was shipped to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.
Listeriosis is also known as listeria. According to the CDC, it is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria. The disease primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.
For more information, contact Blue Bell at 979-836-7977, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
You can see a complete list of all products produced at the Oklahoma facilities on recall at NBC.