According to documents posted Sept. 20 on the Blue Bell website, the supplier, Aspen Hills, issued a voluntary recall of three lots of its No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Aspen Hills says there are “concerns of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination” linked to the dough, although no actual cases of illness have been reported.
The cookie dough was used in certain lots of Blue Bell Ice cream under recall, which include:
Half-gallons of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, code date 082618226; Cookie Two Step code dates 080418222, 081818224; and pints of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream code dates 081518242, 082418242.
Code dates can be found on the bottom of the carton. Ice cream shipped to 10 states is thought to be affected: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported so far, Blue Bell said.
Consumers with questions can contact Blue Bell at 979-836-7977, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
Most healthy people infected with L. monocytogenes only suffer short-term symptoms that include high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, the company said.
Last year, Blue Bell halted its sales and issued a voluntary recall of all products due to contamination tied to listeria in four states that included three deaths.
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