Three people die by a food borne illness related to some Blue Bell ice cream products have caused the Texas icon’s first product recall in its 108-year history.
According to U. S. Food and Dug Administration five people in Kansas after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas.
Its regular Moo Bars were untainted, as were its half gallons, quarts, pints, cups, three-gallon ice cream and take-home frozen snack novelties says Blue Bell.
The FDA says listeria bacteria were found in samples of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Country Cookies, Great Divide Bars, Sour Pop Green Apple Bars, Cotton Candy Bars, Scoops, Vanilla Stick Slices, Almond Bars and No Sugar Added Moo Bars.
The CDC Statement told however, “Contaminated ice cream products may still be in the freezers of consumers, institutions, and retailers, given that these products can have a shelf life of up to 2 years.”
CDC recommends that consumers do not eat products that Blue Bell Creameries removed from the market, and institutions and retailers should not serve or sell them.