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3 Dead in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream

An outbreak of foodborne illness linked to ice cream products produced by Blue Bell Creameries has grown to at least 8 listeria infections, including 3 people who died.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was sickened after eating Blue Bell products, 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.

More Blue Bull Ice Cream Tests Positive for Listeria; Recall Expanded

April 9, 2015 – Three people have died after eating Blue Bell ice cream products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week.

The company recalled ice cream produced at its Oklahoma facility, which it shut down last weekend. At least 8 people were hospitalized for listeria infections in Texas and Kansas, and 3 of them died in a Kansas hospital, according to the CDC. The contamination was tracked to a Blue Bell ice cream production line in Brenham, TX, and later to the company’s plant in Broken Arrow, OK.

The patients in Texas were hospitalized for unrelated health problems when they developed listeriosis after eating Blue Bell 3-ounce ice cream cups produced at the company’s Broken Arrow plant.

Texas Rangers Won’t Sell Blue Bell Ice Cream at Home Games

The Texas Rangers have joined a growing list of companies that are have stopped selling Blue Bell ice cream. According to a statement released by the club this week, “Ice cream will not be available at Globe Life Park during the upcoming home-stand, and Sunday’s Ice Cream Sunday promotion will not take place.”

The Rangers made the decision “in light of recent events and out of an abundance of caution,” according to the statement.

Inspection Finds No Problem at Oklahoma Ice Cream Plant

A state inspection of the Blue Bell ice cream plant in Broken Arrow, OK, found no safety violations, according to Fox News. In a one-page report submitted to The Associated Press in response to an open records request, an inspector wrote “No Violations Observed!” and “Keep it up!” Blue Bell has temporarily closed the Oklahoma facility and shut down its production line in Brenham, TX, where the company is headquartered.

Blue Bell Distribution Centers Closing; 1,450 Employees Laid Off

May 15 – Blue Bell announced today that 750 full-time employees and 700 part-time workers will be losing their jobs, representing about 37% of the company’s 3,900 employees. Another 1,400 workers will be furloughed but still receive a portion of their current pay, Blue Bell said. Click here to learn more.

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 Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed listeriosis 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.

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