BRENHAM (AP) – Most of Texas will have Blue Bell ice cream this week after months of cleaning production plants and regulatory reviews following listeria contamination.READ MORE: Dallas Police: Shooter Claims He Killed Man After He Tried To Get In Vehicle After Road Rage Incident
The Brenham-based company on Monday began returning ice cream to more retail outlets.
Sites include Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Big Spring, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, Midland, McAllen, Odessa, San Antonio, Tyler and surrounding areas. The list also includes central and southern Alabama.READ MORE: Tiger Seen Roaming Houston Neighborhood Still On The Loose, Man Who Fled With Animal In Custody
Blue Bell in April recalled all products after its treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas. Listeria bacteria can cause serious illness, especially in older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.
The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny while overhauling its plants in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas. Limited sales resumed in August.MORE NEWS: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
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