Blue Bell Creameries recalled cookie dough ice cream for Listeria contamination in September 2016, about a year after recalling all ice cream products due to Listeria. At least 10 illnesses have been reported since 2010, including three people who died.
Need a Texas Blue Bell Food Poisoning Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Listeria, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Blue Bell Recalls Cookie Dough Ice Cream
On September 20, 2016, Blue Bell recalled Cookie Dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream due to Listeria. On October 10, 2016, the company added three more flavors of ice cream made from February 2, 2016 to September 7, 2016 to the expanded recall.
No illnesses were reported. Blue Bell blamed a third-party cookie dough supplier, Aspen Hills Inc., but the supplier said their cookie dough was negative for Listeria before it was shipped.
Products included in the recall:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough — 1/2-gallons and pints
- Cookie Two Step — 1/2-gallons and pints
- Blue Monster — 3-gallon
- Chocolate Chip Cookie — 3-gallon
- Krazy Kookie Dough — 3-gallon
Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Cream Due to Listeria
On April 20, 2016, Blue Bell recalled all ice cream products from all production facilities due to possible contamination with Listeria. Health officials reported10 illnesses in Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). All of the patients were hospitalized. Three patients died at one hospital in Kansas.
Listeria Food Poisoning
The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can cause an infection known as listeriosis. While most healthy adults recover without needing treatment, the illness can be life-threatening for people with vulnerable immune systems. Pregnant women can also suffer a miscarriage.
Sympotoms of Listeriosis
Symptoms typically appear 3-70 days after eating contaminated food, and last for a few days or weeks. These symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our attorneys are not filing a class action lawsuit against Blue Bell Creameries. Instead, our attorneys are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were infected with Listeria after eating contaminated ice cream.
About Class Actions
Class actions are ideal when a large number of people are seeking the same legal remedy, such as reimbursement for a recalled product. It is possible that Blue Bell will face demands from consumers, retailers, and food service customers for damages related to the recall, according to Law360.
Why Our Lawyers Are Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Blue Bell Class Action
Listeria infections are often life-threatening and require extensive medical treatment. For people with very serious injuries, class actions can have disadvantages. Members may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement, watch attorneys take a huge cut of the payout, and never get to see their case taken to trial.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits. We believe victims of deadly food poisoning outbreaks deserve an attorney who is committed to their case, seeking justice, and maximizing compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and more.
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