Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.
Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream’s Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013, according to test results Thursday by the government.
Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream’s Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That’s according to test results released Thursday by the government.
While Blue Bell is still trying to pinpoint the source of a Listeria outbreak linked to three deaths, Texans are showing their support for the Brenham company.
Major recalls from two ice cream companies due to listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple manufacturing plants.
Blue Bell Creameries says it’s going to start new, intensive cleaning and training procedures at all four of its plants, including the two in its hometown of Brenham, Texas.
The company says it is making a few flavors of ice cream, but won’t ship them out for sale for at least two to three weeks, until test results show they are safe.
As the Centers for Disease Control issue a blunt warning about Blue Bell ice cream, some customers are worried the damage may have already been done.
Blue Bell spent more than a century cultivating its image of the little creamery in Brenham. But a North Texas college professor cautions that homespun ads are way down its “to-do’ list in these modern times.
Blue Bell Creameries says it’s getting closer to identifying how listeria got into its facilities, after the century-old Texas ice cream maker issued a massive recall because its products were linked to a deadly string of illnesses.
It could be two to four weeks before Blue Bell ice cream is available in stores again, after the company voluntarily recalled all of its products. But will you still buy it?
After concerns about Listeria contamination, Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled ALL of its products currently on the market.