3 Deaths Linked to Tainted Ice Cream
In a shocking development, the death of three patients at a Kansas hospital have been linked to eating contaminated Blue Bell Ice Cream.
The CDC says these patients developed Listeriosis, a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects pregnant women and their newborns, older adults, and people with immune systems weakened by cancer, cancer treatments, or other serious conditions.
The FDA said the Listeria bacteria was found in samples of 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.
If you have any of those ice cream treats in your freezer, it would be wise to throw them away.
Blue Bell Ice Cream released a statement to their website stating a product recall for the first time in 108 years. The company statement continues:
One of our machines produced a limited amount of frozen snacks with a potential listeria problem.
When this was detected all products produced by this machine were withdrawn. Our Blue Bell team members recovered all involved products in stores and storage.
This withdrawal in no way includes our half gallons, quarts, pints, cups, three gallon ice cream or the majority of take-home frozen snack novelties.
For more information call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Again, the Blue Bell Ice Cream products being recalled are: 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.