Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Products Because Of Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries has recalled 10 of its products for safety-related concerns.

The Food and Drug Administration found strains of listeria in these items during a routine sampling.

The FDA says three related deaths have been reported and at least five other adults were infected with the bacteria.

Officials with Blue Bell say they’ve removed the tainted ice cream products and have closed the production line where the items were made.

This is Blue Bell’s first recall in over a century, according to a post on the company’s website.  

The recalled items are:

·         Chocolate Chip Country Cookie: SKU No. 196

·         Great Divide Bar: SKU No. 108

·         Sour Pop Green Apple Bar: SKU No. 221

·         Cotton Candy Bar: SKU No. 216

·         Scoops: SKU No. 117

·         Vanilla Stick Slices: SKU No. 964

·         Almond Bars: SKU No. 156

·         6 pack Cotton Candy Bars: SKU No. 245

·         6 pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars: SKU No. 249

·         12 pack No Sugar Added Mooo Bars*: SKU No. 343

Consumers are advised to return these items to the place of purchase. An audio version of this story.