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Blue Bell expands recall of products made in Oklahoma

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BRENHAM, Texas – Blue Bell Creameries has expanded a recall of products produced in its Broken Arrow plant.

The company voluntarily suspended its operation in Broken Arrow on April 3, after a 3 oz. cup of its chocolate ice cream tested positive for Listeria.

The cup was part of a line of institutional/food services products, available only to food service and institutional accounts.

The 3 oz. vanilla and strawberry institutional/food service cups were also recalled.

This latest expansion includes Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints, which tested positive for Listeria and is manufactured on the same line.

Blue Bell says that these items have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

Recalled products are identified by the code date at the bottom of the carton.

A complete list of recalled products can be from the Broken Arrow plant can be found here.

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