Blue Bell Recalls All Products Made with Aspen Hills Cookie Dough Due to Contamination Risk

The recall affects several Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

Blue Bell Recalls All Products Made with Aspen Hills Cookie Dough Due to Contamination Risk
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October 13, 2016

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all products that were made with a cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier, Aspen Hills, Inc.

The cookie dough has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

This recall includes the following products: half gallons and pints Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step sold to retail outlets, and three-gallon packages of Blue Bell Blue Monster, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough.

The consumer and food service products produced with the potentially contaminated cookie dough pieces were distributed in the following states Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers should not eat the recalled products and are encouraged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers with questions may contact Blue Bell at (979) 836-7977.