FDA Investigating Blue Bell Ice Cream For Bacterial Contamination Following 3 Deaths in Kansas
DALLAS: Blue Bell is a company with great history. The company is more than 100 years old, 108 years to be precise. And till now it had never recalled even a single product. It was never required to recall its products due to their impeccable quality.
But its lucky run came to an end following the death of three people. This prompted the company to recall its product, for the very first time in its long and cherished history.
Though the recall may not be directly related to its products, but the company has announced the recall out of caution. A Publix spokesperson while talking about the products said that Publix has removed three recalled products not because of direct complaints, but due to abundance of caution.
Reports suggest that recall was caused following five people developed listeriosis in Kansas after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas. The details were released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Earlier a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detailed that listeria bacteria were found in samples of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Country Cookies, Great Divide Bars, Sour Pop Green Apple Bars, Cotton Candy Bars, Scoops, Vanilla Stick Slices, Almond Bars and No Sugar Added Moo Bars.
Nonetheless the company has made it public that its top selling regular Moo Bars were untainted, as were its half gallons, quarts, pints, cups, three-gallon ice cream and many other popular products. A report by the CDC said that all five of the people sickened were receiving treatment for unrelated health issues at the same Kansas hospital before developing listeriosis. The report goes on to add that â€œa finding that strongly suggests their infections (with listeria bacteria) were acquired in the hospitalâ€.
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