One person from Arizona and another from Oklahoma have been diagnosed with a strain of listeria that matches samples taken from Blue Bell ice cream, bringing the number of infections linked to the products to 10.
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10 Illnesses Linked to Ice Cream Recall: CDC
The new listeria infections follow earlier reports that 3 people in Texas and 5 in Kansas became ill after eating Blue Bell ice cream products. All 10 people were hospitalized, and 3 people in Kansas died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
New Cases Follow Expanded Recall, Source of Contamination Unknown
Reports of the new infections came a day after Blue Bell expanded its recall to include all products after 2 samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria.
The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria contaminated its products, Blue Bell CEO Paul Kruse said in a press release. The recall affects ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states and international locations because other items “have the potential to be contaminated,” Kruse said.
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