Are you a fan of Blue Bell ice cream? If so, you may want to read a little further. Blue Bell Creameries products are being yanked from schools, hospitals, and other cafeteria businesses after analysts discovered a bacteria called listeria within the cups. The initial findings occurred in a Kansas hospital cafeteria.
Blue Bell is reporting that although there was evidence of the bacteria within these products, there have been no illnesses reported at this time from this particular incident. Still, there were 5 deaths from the bacilli that Kansas health officials believe may be connected to the company. According to CNN, many of these individuals didn’t become ill until after consuming milkshakes that were created using Blue Bell products.
How do you know if you’ve contacted the infection? Listeria is linked to fever, body aches, and digestion complications. The recalled products have specific sizes and codes. The product codes to avoid are SKU #453; SKU #452; and SKU #451. The flavors range from chocolate and strawberry to vanilla. The CDC recommends that consumers analyze their freezers to make sure they are not consuming any of the tainted products mentioned above.