Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed listeria after eating Blue Bell Ice Cream, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: More Companies Recall Ice Cream Over Listeria in Cookie Dough
October 12, 2016 – At least 3 more companies have recalled ice cream products made with potentially contaminated cookie dough pieces distributed by Aspen Hills Inc. Blue Bunny, Chocolate Shoppe and Publix have all issued their own recalls, and more are expected as Aspen Hills distributes to dozens of companies that may be forced to issue their own recalls in the near future.
What’s the Problem?
September 21, 2016 – Blue Bell issued the recall after a third-party supplier, Aspen Hills Inc., raised alarms about potential listeria contamination in its eggless cookie dough. Products affected by the recall include:
Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons:
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Code Dates: 082618226
- Blue Bell Cookie Two Step – Code Dates: 080418222, 081818224
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Code Dates: 081518242, 082418242
“Blue Bell identified a potential problem through intensified internal testing and notified Aspen Hills,” the company said in a press release. “Aspen Hills then issued a voluntary recall of the products supplied to Blue Bell. Although our products in the marketplace have passed our test and hold program, which requires that finished product samples test negative for Listeria monocytogenes, Blue Bell is initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution.”
Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall 2015
This is not the first time Blue Bell has issued a recall over listeria contamination. In fact, the company remains under federal investigation for a 2015 outbreak that caused at least 10 serious listeria illnesses, including 3 deaths. The shutdown forced Blue Bell to issue layoffs for the first time in its 100-year history.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to check their homes for any recalled Blue Bell Ice Cream, and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop any symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis), which may include:
- Muscle aches
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance / coordination
- Other gastrointestinal symptoms
No Listeria in Cookie Dough Before Sent to Blue Bell, Supplier Says
September 27, 2016 – Aspen Hills Inc., the company that sent Blue Bell Creameries the cookie dough named in last week’s recall, has said that the product tested negative for the pathogen before leaving its facility. However, Blue Bell maintains that the boxes of cookie dough it tested from Aspen Hills were unopened, and that testing conducted by both Blue Bell and an independent lab confirmed the presence of listeria.
Why Our Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, our Food Poisoning Litigation Group has decided against the filing of a class action suit, and is instead reviewing potential individual claims for people who developed listeria after eating Blue Bell Ice Cream. The problem is that in many cases, class members are forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. We understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or medical bills required to treat listeria food poisoning, and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Blue Bell lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Blue Bell Cookie Dough Ice Cream Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and wecan help.