Blue Bell Halts Production

In a continued effort to solve the Listeria contamination problem, Blue Bell has agreed to halt production at their Oklahoma plant.  The plant will remain closed as Blue Bell, working with the FDA, determines the cause of the contamination and is able to resume safe operation.  Consumers are urged by the CDC to remove and dispose of any products made from the Broken Arrow, OK plant.  Those products are identified with a date code found on the product containing one of the following letters (O,P,Q,R,S,T). The letter will be the LAST character of a date code. (ex. 040116S). You can read more info about the products on the recall by clicking on the following links:

CDC info on Blue Bell Recall

Info from Blue Bell Creameries

Although 1/2 gallons, quarts, and pints are reportedly NOT included in the recall, some grocery stores are removing ALL Blue Bell products from their shelves.  With 3 deaths and multiple sicknesses attributed to this outbreak, the CDC has great advice: “when in doubt, throw it out”!!


Author: Chad Young

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