Blue Bell Ice Cream is expanding its recall of ice cream due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The company, located in Brenham, Texas, is recalling three 3 oz. food service ice cream cups with tab lids that come in various flavors, including chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. The recall includes only institutional product, and according to a Blue Bell Ice Cream statement this recall “in no way includes” their popular half gallons, pints, quarts, 3 gallons or other 3 oz. ice cream cups. The recalled product is not sold in retail establishments, this according to Blue Bell Ice Cream. Instead, it is a commercially produced product for institutional use.
In this case, the second recall in a month for Blue Bell, the recall is linked to a positive Listeria test performed by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment on March 22nd. The positive test result was taken from one of the chocolate 3 oz. ice cream cups recovered from a hospital in Wichita, Kansas that was produced at the Blue Bell Ice Cream facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on April 15th of last year.
The ice cream cups being recalled here include vanilla, chocolate and strawberry 3 oz. ice cream cups marked with SKU #453, SKU #452, and SKU #451. They were distributed widely, including in these 23 states: 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.
This recall follows the recall of other ice cream products produced in Brenham, Texas. For more information about that outbreak, click here. Listeria Lawyer Ron Simon, a national leader in food safety, has represented many Listeria victims in outbreaks linked to such products as fruit, caramel apples, and dairy products. If you have questions about this outbreak or any other Listeria outbreak, contact the Listeria Lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates at 1-888-335-4901.