Blue Bell Recalls All Frozen Desserts
Blue Bell Creameries has removed all of its frozen dessert products from the market because of possible listeria contamination. The Texas-based company made the announcement April 20. Blue Bell also reported results of recent tests. They found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in some cartons of chocolate-chip cookie dough ice cream made on two dates in March. This means that listeria has been found in products made by several different plants. That's why Blue Bell decided to pull all frozen desserts. People should return any products they have for a full refund. Ten cases of listeria infection dating back to 2011 have been linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. The most recent were this year. Three people have died. Listeria symptoms include nausea, vomiting and stomachache. Symptoms can start 3 to 70 days after exposure. Severe cases are rare.