BREHAM, Tex. — If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, you may want to be careful about which ice cream you buy.
The FDA has issued a consumer advisory for certain Blue Bell ice cream products.
The notice was issued after several confirmed cases of Listeriosis in Kansas were linked to products made on a single production line at the Blue Bell Creameries headquarter plant in Brenham, Texas.
Blue Bell has stopped production and distribution of ice cream products from that line, and has removed them from stores and any other retail outlets.
The advisory does not include Blue Bell cups, pints, or half gallons.
The affected products include the following novelty items made on the line:
- Chocolate Chip Country Cookie
- Great Divide Bar
- Sour Pop Green Apple Bar
- Cotton Candy Bar
- Vanilla Stick Slices
- Almond Bar
- No Sugar Added Mooo Bar (regular Mooo Bars are not included)
Consumers should not eat these items, and should discard any of these products they may have in their freezers.
Symptoms of Listeriosis can include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and vomiting.
People with these symptoms should consult a physician.
Symptoms typically occur three to 70 days after exposure. The disease affects primarily older people, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems.
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