Blue Bell Creameries has issued a recall of select ice cream flavors over concerns of listeria contamination.
According to a statement from the company, the chocolate chip cookie dough used in select ice creams could potentially contain the Listeria bacteria. The dough was made by a third-party supplier named Aspen Hills Inc.
The recall involves Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough half gallons with the code date of 082618226 and pints with the code dates 081518242 and 082418242. Cookie Two Step half gallon cartons with the code dates 080418222 and 081818224 have also been recalled. These cartons were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. If you have purchased any of these products, Blue Bell requests that you return the affected cartons to their place of purchase for full refunds.
“No illnesses have been reported to date, but Blue Bell is taking this step because we remain committed to producing a safe, high-quality, great-tasting ice cream for you and your family to enjoy,” the company says.
This comes nearly a year after Blue Bell issued a recall of all of their frozen dairy products, distributed in 23 states, after listeria was discovered in one of their factories. The Texas-based company shut down production of all dairy products to ensure that the bacteria had been eliminated. Earlier this year, all of the company’s products finally returned to stores across the south.
Cookie Two Step, one of the flavors involved in this new recall, is a new flavor that was launched only two months ago.