Listeria concerns spur another Blue Bell recall

David Schechter has more on what sparked Blue Bell's second voluntary recall over listeria concerns.

Blue Bell has once again issued a recall over listeria concerns.

The Texas-based business announced the recall late Wednesday afternoon.

The recall includes more than 1,900 cases of ice cream shipped to Brenham, Texas and Sylacaugua, Ala. plants. 

"The products can be identified by the code date found on the bottom of the carton," read a statement released from Blue Bell. "The products produced with the chocolate chip cookie dough pieces were distributed in the following 10 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia."

Blue Bell said the recall was spurred over possible health risks linked to chocolate chip cookie dough pieces that were supplied by a third party, Aspen Hills, Inc. The products included in the recall were produced at Blue Bell's Sylacauga, Ala. plant.

The company said there have been no reports of illnesses and the recall was done out of an abundance of caution.

In 2015, three deaths were linked to the ice cream, which spurred a massive recall and shut down of Blue Bell. 

In July, the Department of State Health Services ordered the business to pay $850,000 "“because it allowed adulterated product to enter the marketplace and cause illness.” Health services also ordered Blue Bell to continue monitoring its products. 

For more information, consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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