Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Recall News– On September 21, 2016, Blue Bell Ice Cream recalled multiple ice cream products due to their potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Recall Information
Blue Bell Ice Cream has recalled select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant. The products were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient that was supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc. Those supplied ingredients have the potential to contain Listeria monocytogenes. The products produced with the chocolate chip cookie dough pieces were distributed in the following ten states Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Potentially contaminated products and Code Dates
Blue Bell Ice Cream half Gallons and Code Dates:
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough- 082618226
- Blue Bell Cookie Two Step- 080418222, 081818224
Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Pints and Code Dates:
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-081518242, 082418242
Listeria Symptoms And Listeria Complications
Listeriosis affects primarily older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.
Infection with Listeria may remain limited to intestinal tract (non-invasive), or the bacteria may spread beyond the intestinal tract (invasive) causing a life-threatening septicemia or meningitis. Other complications may include endocarditis, abscess formation, pneumonia, and eye and or joint inflammation.
Listeriosis can develop for up to two months after an individual consumes a Listeria contaminated food. Initial symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, weakness, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Pregnant women may experience only mild flu-like symptoms. Because presentation and outcome of the infection can be affected by the type of infection (non-invasive vs. invasive) or the patient’s risk group, it is important to direct your questions and concerns to your healthcare professional promptly.
Listeria Lawsuits and Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help
The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. We are ready to help you. If you or a loved one was sickened after consuming a Listeria contaminated product and you have a question regarding you legal rights, please select Listeria Lawsuit for a free food poisoning lawsuit evaluation. You can also call us toll free, 24/7 at 877-934-6274. Let us help you take the first step toward seeking compensation for your food poisoning injuries.
The information contained on this page has been gathered from the websites of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other sources in the public domain.