- Blue Bell under federal criminal investigation for response to listeria contamination
- Three died from contaminated Blue Bell products, more became seriously ill
- A CDC investigation showed the outbreak dated back five years
(CNN)Blue Bell Creameries is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its handling of the ice cream contamination linked to 10 reported cases of listeriosis, a U.S. official has confirmed to CNN. Three of those believed to be sickened by Blue Bell frozen treats died.