The plans include an agreement that the company will give two weeks notice before it starts to ship products so they can be tested by health officials. Blue Bell has also agreed to hire an independent microbiology expert and tell state authorities about any positive Listeria tests.
Last week, the FDA said Blue Bell did not tell them about 17 positive Listeria tests on surfaces in their Oklahoma facility dating back to 2013. The outbreak has been ongoing since at least 2010.
After Blue Bell recalled all of their ice cream products in April, some consumers hoarded the products. According to KEYE Austin, one unnamed man had a pint of Krazy Kookie Dough for sale on Craigslist for $10,000. However, he was only offered $20 to lick the lid.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10 people in four states were infected with Listeria after eating Blue Bell products. All of the patients were hospitalized and three died in Kansas.
Jeni’s Ice Cream to Return by Memorial Day
Jeni’s recalled all of their products last month, destroyed $2.5 million worth of ice cream, and overhauling their kitchens to prevent future outbreaks. The source of the outbreak was traced to the spout of a pint-filling machine. No illnesses were linked to the recall.
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