Blue Bell Recalls All Products
Overview of the Blue Bell Listeria Recall
The recall began slowly in March due to three deaths being linked to their products. After that, more Listeria was discovered in other Blue Bell products causing Texas Children’s Hospital and stores like H-E-B, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club to begin removing the product from their shelves.
In total, Blue Bell products have been linked to eight illnesses, including the 3 deaths in Kansas. The company is still investigating the cause of the contamination and has not yet released a statement pertaining to the cause.
Facts About Listeria
- Being infected with Listeria is called listeriosis and is caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria.
- The elderly, pregnant women, newborns and those with weakened immune systems are high risk. In fact, if you do not meet these criteria it is very rare for you to become ill by ingesting Listeria.
- 1 in 5 people who get ill from Listeria can die.
- In order to protect against Listeria it is suggested that you clean all surfaces that have come in contact with the recalled products and to throw the products away.