Blue Bell Pulls Frozen Snacks After Deaths Linked to Listeria

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Blue Bell Ice Cream has pulled 10 of its products from store freezers in the shadow of three deaths and two cases of illness linked to Listeria-contaminated products made by Blue Bell Creameries. All five incidents of were in Kansas.

According Blue Bell's website, this is "the first product recall in the company's 108-year history." 

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it had been notified that Listeria bacteria was found in samples of Blue Bell products. The contamination was traced to a machine used for making ice cream sandwiches and other frozen products. The machine is now off-line.

Blue Bell recalls 10 products following deaths linked to Listeria contamination. - COURTESY BLUEBELL.COM
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  • Blue Bell recalls 10 products following deaths linked to Listeria contamination.
The products affected are below: 
  • Chocolate Chip Country Cookie SKU #196
  • Great Divide Bar SKU #108
  • Sour Pop Green Apple Bar SKU #221
  • Cotton Candy Bar SKU # 216
  • Scoops SKU #117
  • Vanilla Stick Slices SKU #964
  • Almond Bars SKU #156
  • 6-pack Cotton Candy Bars SKU #245
  • 6-pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars SKU #249
  • 2-pack No Sugar Added Mooo Bars SKU #343
Consumers are urged not to eat any of the products listed.