The Blue Bell Ice Cream Company is voluntarily recalling products that were made with cookie dough supplied from Aspen Hills, Inc. The recall was issued because there was the potential for the cookie dough to contain Listeria. The company was alerted to the possible contamination by Aspen Hill. There have been no illnesses reported at this time.
“Although our products in the marketplace have passed our test and hold program, which requires that finished product samples from a batch test negative for Listeria monocytogenes before the batch can be released, Blue Bell is initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA,” said a spokesperson for Blue Bell.
The recall includes the following products produced from Feb 2, 2016 to Sept. 7, 2016
Half gallon and pint sizes sold in retail stores:
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Blue Bell Cookie Two Step
Three gallon flavors sold to food service accounts:
- Blue Bell Blue Monster
- Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough
The products were distributed in 16 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. According to a press release. consumers are encouraged to not eat the recalled products and should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.