Blue Bell recalls cookie dough ice cream over Listeria concerns

Blue Bell ice cream

Blue Bell ice cream

BRENHAM, Texas – Blue Bell expanded its voluntary recall of products that include cookie dough.

The company said the cookie dough from third-party supplier Aspen Hills could contain Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall includes Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step gallons and pints as well as three-gallon containers of Blue Bell Blue Monster, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie,and Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough. 

Blue Bell said no illnesses have been reported so far. The company said the products have passed its tests but issued the recall out of an “abundance of caution.”

The ice cream included in the recall was produced from Feb. 2, 2016, through Sept. 7, 2016, and distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Customers with the recalled ice cream should return it for a full refund at the place of purchase.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Some people may suffer only short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Customers with questions can call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit the Blue Bell website.