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Multiple flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream recalled in Oklahoma for possible Listeria contamination


OKLAHOMA CITY – Blue Bell announced that it is recalling even more products because of a possible Listeria contamination.

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.

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

On Monday, Blue Bell expanded that recall to include all products that were made with a cookie dough ingredient.

Officials say the supplier of the cookie dough, Aspen Hills, Inc., has been dealing with a Listeria outbreak of its own, and contaminated cookie dough may have been sent to Blue Bell.

The latest recall includes the following items in half gallons and pints:

  • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Blue Bell Cookie Two Step
  • Blue Bell Blue Monster (3 gallon sold to food service accounts)
  • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie (3 gallon sold to food service accounts)
  • Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough (3 gallon sold to food service accounts)

All of the products were made from Feb. 2, 2016 through Sept. 7, 2016.

The products were sent to the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia.

Customers should not eat the recalled products and should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

So far, no illnesses have been reported.