Out of an abundance of caution, we are issuing a voluntary recall on two ice cream flavors. https://t.co/KYfdTUWsPJ
— Blue Bell Ice Cream (@ILoveBlueBell) September 21, 2016
BRENHAM, Texas – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This recall covers the following products.
|Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons:||Code Dates|
|Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough||082618226|
|Blue Bell Cookie Two Step||080418222, 081818224|
Blue Bell Ice Cream Pints:
Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
The products can be identified by the code date found on the bottom of the carton.
The products produced with the chocolate chip cookie dough pieces were distributed in the following ten states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
It’s important to note that no illnesses have been reported to date.
For more information, you can contact Bluebell at 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST.