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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.
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Which Products are Affected by the Recall?
September 21, 2016 – According to an FDA Safety Alert issued today, the following Blue Bell Ice Cream products are being recalled:
Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons: Code Dates:
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 082618226
- Blue Bell Cookie Two Step 080418222, 081818224
Blue Bell Ice Cream Pints: Code Dates
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 081518242, 082418242
These products were distributed in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. FDA is warning consumers not to eat recalled products and to return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.
Blue Bell said a batch of edible cookie dough it received from a third-party supplier, Aspen Hills, may contain listeria. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
- Muscle aches
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance/coordination
- Other gastrointestinal symptoms
Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall 2015
This is not the first time Blue Bell has recalled its ice cream products over listeria contamination. Last year, the company was forced to halt production and issue a massive recall for all its ice cream due to a listeria outbreak that caused at least 10 serious illnesses, including 3 deaths. The shutdown forced Blue Bell to issue layoffs for the first time in the company’s 100-year history.
September 27, 2016 – Aspen Hills Inc., the company that supplied Blue Bell Creameries the cookie dough blamed for a possible listeria contamination of its chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, has said that the product tested negative for the bacteria before leaving its Iowa plant. 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.
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