Blue Bell expands ice cream recall

Blue Bell ice cream has expanded its recall for listeria contamination, and now it includes its 3 oz. food service cups in the following flavors:

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberry

All flavors in the 3 oz. cups tested positive for listeria; all were from a Kansas City hospital. Luckily there have been no reported illnesses from the ice cream in the recent 3 oz. recall.

The first recall for Blue Bell started in April 2014, when an ice cream container in Oklahoma was contaminated with listeria. Likewise, earlier in the month a group of ice cream products made in Texas killed three and sickened two people in Kansas due to the Blue Bell products. All five people that ingested the ice cream were hospitalized at the same Kansas hospital, and four of them had milkshakes prior to becoming ill.

Listeria is a serious bacterial infection that is caused by contaminated food. It is especially harmful to elderly people, pregnant women, young children, and those with weakened immune systems. In the U.S., there are about 1,600 people who get sick each year from listeria, and about 16% die.

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