Blue Bell announces that it will begin producing ice cream again during ‘trial run’

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A popular brand of ice cream may be heading back to stores soon.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Blue Bell Creameries will begin trial runs of ice cream production at its Alabama plant later this month.

Health officials say the trial run will begin on July 20.

The Alabama facility closed its doors earlier this year after listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell products.

The Oklahoma facility and a plant in Texas were also closed.

Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.

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.

Now, it seems the Alabama facility is ready for a fresh start.

The newspaper says that the company told Alabama officials about the trial run on Wednesday.

However, it did not release when the ice cream may hit store shelves.

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