Blue Bell issues voluntary recall over possible Listeria contamination

Blue Bell

Blue Bell

OKLAHOMA CITY – A popular ice cream company that made headlines last year is back in the news.

Last year, Blue Bell facilities across the nation closed their doors following an outbreak of Listeria.

Blue Bell recalled all of its products and stopped production after 10 customers became ill after eating ice cream. Three Kansas patients, who were already hospitalized with other conditions, died after eating the ice cream.

In August of 2015, the company was given the OK to start production again.

Now, it seems that the company is still dealing with a possible Listeria contamination.

Blue Bell announced that it is participating in a voluntary recall due to concerns of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Officials say the chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient that comes from a third-party supplier may be the problem.

The recall includes the following items:

  • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Half Gallon- 082618226
  • Blue Bell Cookie Two Step Half Gallon – 080418222, 081818224
  • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pints- 081518242, 082418242.

The products were distributed to stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Officials say the products were created in its Sylacauga, Alabama plant.

So far, Blue Bell has not received any reports of illnesses.