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Blue Bell Recalls All Products Due to Listeria Concern

April 21, 2015 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

Web page about the multistate outbreak of Listeriosis linked to Blue Bell Creameries products.Blue Bell is voluntarily recalling all of its products because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria. This recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all Blue Bell facilities and sold in New Mexico. If you have any of the recalled products in your freezer, they should be thrown away or returned to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are investigating an outbreak of listeria infections linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream. As of April 21st, a total of ten people with listeriosis related to this outbreak have been confirmed from 4 states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Three deaths were reported from Kansas.

There are no cases of listeria linked to the outbreak reported in New Mexico.

Listeriosis is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium (germ) Listeria monocytogenes. People at high risk for listeriosis include pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.

The New Mexico Environment Department is working with the FDA to coordinate on notifications concerning the voluntary recall of Blue Bell Ice Cream. The Environment Department contacts the relevant area agencies and entities to ensure their awareness of the recall, so that they can verify that the product has been removed.

For more information about the recall, the general public can call 1-866-608-3940 or go to the Blue Bell Ice Cream website. For more information about the outbreak investigation, visit the CDC Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak page.

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Blue Bell Retira Todos los Productos Dada la Preocupación de Listeria