All Blue Bell Creameries Foods Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: FDA LogoBlue Bell Creameries expands its existing food recalls to include all food products currently in the market including its Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sherbet and Frozen Snacks due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, a serious health hazard. In addition, the company has instituted a Test and Hold Protocol for future food releases. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

All Blue Bell products currently in the market. These include foods in the following categories:

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream;
  • Blue Bell Frozen Yogurt;
  • Blue Bell Sherbet; and
  • Blue Bell Frozen Snacks

According to the FDA, the recalled foods were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in 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, Wyoming and international locations.

This extended recall was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell that revealed its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained the bacteria. This means Blue Bell has now had several positive tests for Listeria in different places and plants and as previously reported five patients were treated in Kansas and three in Texas after testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Consequently, Blue Bell has implemented a procedure called Test and Hold Protocol for all its food products made at all of its manufacturing facilities. This means that all products will be tested first and held for release to the market only after the tests show they are safe. Its Broken Arrow facility will remain closed as Blue Bell continues to investigate the original Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any Blue Bell Foods, please do not consume them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 5172-2015
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