Blue Bell is recalling all ice cream flavors containing cookie dough due to concerns of Listeria.
The Listeria concerns originate from third-party cookie dough supplier, Aspen Hill’s recall for possible contamination.
The supplier issued a recall on Sunday alerting all customers of the product concerns, but because Aspen Hills only supplies to companies such as Blue Bell and Publix, it was not clear whether any of their products had hit shelves yet.
Blue Bell alerted consumers the company is voluntarily recalling all products containing cookie dough as a precaution.
Flavors recalled include, “Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step sold to retail outlets, and three-gallon flavors sold to food service accounts including Blue Bell Blue Monster, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough. These products were produced from February 2, 2016 through September 7, 2016.”
The statement issued by Blue Bell states no illness have been reported to date.
“The consumer and food service products produced with the cookie dough pieces were distributed in the following states Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.”
Blue Bell encourages anyone containing these products to return them to their local grocery store for a full refund.
Blue Bell is famous in Texas and the recall last year left consumers anxiously awaiting the return of their favorite ice cream. The company is taking all precautions to avoid a major outbreak like the one that shut down all Blue Bell plants in 2015.
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