BRENHAM, Texas (KXAN) — Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall of products that were produced in its Broken Arrow, Okla., plant. Officials say a pint of Banana Pudding Ice Cream and additional products manufactured on the same line tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The illness typically affects young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The listeria monocytogenes infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in 23 states, including Texas.
- On April 3, Blue Bell voluntarily suspended operations at its Broken Arrow plant to thoroughly inspect the facility after a 3 oz. chocolate cup tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and was immediately withdrawn from all outlets. That product was only available to Blue Bell’s food service and institutional accounts and was recalled along with 3 oz. vanilla and strawberry cups.
- On April 4, Blue Bell began working with retail outlets to remove all products produced in Broken Arrow.
- On April 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified Blue Bell that the Banana Pudding Ice Cream pint tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. This pint was produced in the Broken Arrow plant on Feb. 12. Blue Bell is now recalling all products made on that one particular production line, from Feb. 12 through March 27.
Recalled products produced in Oklahoma are identified by the code date on the bottom of the carton:
|Ice Cream Pints: UPC #0 71899-05101 5||Code Date:|
|Ice Cream Banana Pudding||021217S|
|Ice Cream Butter Crunch||021917S|
|Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip||022017S|
|Ice Cream Cookies ‘n Cream||030317S, 030617S|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla||030417S|
|Ice Cream Dutch Chocolate||032317S|
|Ice Cream Moo-llennium Crunch||032417S, 032517S|
|Sherbet Pint: UPC #0 71899-199990 8||Code Date:|
|Rainbow Sherbet||021717S, 021818S, 022317S, 030217S|
|Sherbet Quarts: UPC #0 71899-18992 3||Code Date:|
|Mixed Berry Sherbet||032717S|
|Gold Rim Half Gallon: UPC #0 71899-03720 0||Code Date:|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla||030917T, 031017T, 031117T, 031217T, 031617T
|Brown Rim Half Gallon: #0 71899-83548 6||Code Date:|
|Ice Cream Pistachio Almond||031717T|
|Light Half Gallon: UPC #0 71899-73501 4||Code Date:|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla Light||031917T|
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST or go to bluebell.com.