Although it's the company's first recall in 108 years, Blue Bell Creameries is issuing one due to a potentiallisteria problem with its ice cream products. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration is investigation a potential bacterial contamination of some of the products manufactured by Blue Bell, which killed five Kansas people. Likewise, five people at a Kansas hospital were infected with one of four rare strains of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
Furthermore, three of the four strains were also found in products made at the main Blue Bell factory in Brenham, Texas as well. According to hospital records four of the patients were served the ice cream from the company, but it is unclear where the origin of the items came from. Additionally, all production lines where the product was made have been halted for the time being as well. Listeria infection is especially harmful in older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with a weakened immune system. Often the symptoms of Listeria include: diarrhea, muscle aches, fever, and gastrointestinal distress.
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