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No Listeria in Cookie Dough Before Going to Blue Bell: Supplier

A supplier of cookie dough linked to a listeria outbreak has said that its product tested negative for the bacteria before it was sent to Blue Bell Creameries.

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 and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

September 27, 2016 – Blue Bell announced last Wednesday that it was recalling select flavors of ice cream produced at its facility in Sylacauga, Alabama, after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a 3rd party supplier — Aspen Hills Inc. — may have been contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Blue Bell stated the next day that it stood by its test results which identified listeria in the cookie dough from Aspen Hills.

However, Aspen Hills maintains that the product tested negative for listeria before it was shipped to Blue Bell, and that the “positive listeria results were obtained by Blue Bell only after our product had been in their control for almost two months.”

Aspen Hills also said that Blue Bell is the only customer that received the cookie dough affected by a separate recall it issued.

Blue Bell countered in a follow-up email by saying that the boxes of cookie dough it tested from Aspen Hills were unopened, and tests conducted by both Blue Bell and an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of listeria. Blue Bell also said the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) conducted subsequent testing which confirmed the results.

In April 2015, Blue Bell recalled all of its ice cream products over a listeria outbreak that caused at least 10 serious infections — including 3 deaths — in 4 U.S. states. The company resumed production about 4 months later after implementing new cleaning procedures, testing programs and employee training at its facilities.

Do I Have a Blue Bell 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 Ice Cream lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection 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 we can help.

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