Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns

Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products After Listeria Contamination
Jamie Squire—Getty Images OVERLAND PARK, KS - APRIL 21: Blue Bell Ice Cream is seen on shelves of an Overland Park grocery store prior to being removed on April 21, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. Blue Bell Creameries recalled all products following a Listeria contamination.

The cookie dough ice cream may be contaminated

Blue Bell recalled packages of ice cream that contained chocolate chip cookie dough over concerns of potential listeria contamination.

The select products recalled include Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step, which were produced at an Alabama plant, the company announced on Wednesday. The cookie dough ingredient in the ice cream potentially contains listeria, according to Blue Bell.

Aspen Hills, Inc., a third party supplier, provided the cookie dough ingredient, Blue Bell said. Aspen Hills has since issued a voluntary recall of the products it supplied to Blue Bell.

“Blue Bell is initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution,” the company said in a release. No illnesses have yet been reported.

Blue Bell voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma production facility in 2015 after three people died in Kansas from eating ice cream products contaminated with listeria. The company issued a widespread recall for all its products.

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