• Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause; CDC confirms case in Oklahoma

    BY JUAN A. LOZANO, ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the contamination. Amid those efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of illnesses linked to the company's products has increased to 10. "As each day passes, we are getting closer and closer to figuring out how this listeria was introduced into our facilities. ... It's a matter of doing the work and not making

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products, Oklahoma facility to remain closed

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — 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 listeriosis. The company "can't say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to the manufacturing line, Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse said in a statement. "We're committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe," Kruse said. The first recall in the family-owned creamery's 108-year history was issued last month after the U.S.




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