Blue Bell Expands Recall Once More
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Blue Bell issued the recall that includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states, including Alabama and international locations because according to a statement from the manufacturer products "have the potential to be contaminated”. Blue Bell is implementing a process to test all of its products before releasing them to the market, with plans to resume limited distribution soon. The company said it is also expanding its cleaning and sanitization system, beefing up its employee training, expanding its swabbing system by 800 percent to include more surfaces and is sending daily samples to a microbiology laboratory for testing.