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.
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.