Blue Bell has issued a voluntary recall of Cookie Dough ice cream due to concerns of possible listeria contamination.
The recall is for select products containing chocolate chip cookie dough pieces which were purchased from their outside supplier, Aspen Hills.
Aspen Hills has issued a recall of the chocolate chip cookie dough pieces and therefore Blue Bell is being cautious.
The states affected by the recall are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Which means Texas is in the clear!
Blue Bell says the recall is “out of an abundance of caution” as no illness has been reported yet.
The company issued the following statement:
“BRENHAM, Texas, September 21, 2016 – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. ”
This recall covers the following products.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons: Code Dates Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 082618226 Blue Bell Cookie Two Step 080418222, 081818224″
Thankfully no one has reported feeling sick yet, but it’s good to know they are taking steps to be safe this time around. No one wants to see Blue Bell go away for months again!
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