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August 6, 2015 10:02 AM EDT

Less than a month after the maligned Blue Bell ice cream manufacturer resumed testing at its Alabama facility, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it would allow the Texas-based company to officially begin the production and sale of its products.

Blue Bell has had to deal with a wealth of scandal this year:

The company’s distribution plans still seems to be up in the air, but Alabama’s approval could indicate other states aren’t far behind.


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