Blue Bell, Blue Bunny recall cookie dough ice cream

What is listeria?
What is listeria?


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Story highlights

  • Blue Bell has expanded its recall to include all products made with cookie dough
  • Blue Bunny Hoppin' Holidoodle has also been recalled
  • The cookie dough may be contaminated with listeria

(CNN)Cookie dough is behind a wider ice cream recall announced Monday: Wells Enterprises Inc. is recalling two lots of Blue Bunny Hoppin' Holidoodle, and Blue Bell is expanding its recall to include all its flavors made with cookie dough. The dough may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The dough in both brands, created by third-party supplier Aspen Hills Inc., tested positive for listeria. No one has reported getting sick after eating any of the ice cream.
Blue Bell identified "a potential problem through intensified internal testing" and notified the supplier, that company said in a statement.
    Blue Bell is recalling flavors made with cookie dough due to possible listeria contamination.
    Blue Bunny's Hoppin' Holidoodle is a seasonal flavor distributed in six states: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Texas. The recalled lots have a best-by date of February 13 or 14, 2018. A full list of associated codes is available on the FDA's website.
    Check your freezer for Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Blue Bell Cookie Two Step half-gallons or pints that were produced between February 2 and September 7, 2016. Three-gallon containers of Blue Bell Blue Monster, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie or Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough, typically sold to retailers, for those same dates are also subject to the recall.
    A list of the codes associated with these products can be found on the company's website.
    The Blue Bell ice cream was distributed to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
    If you have a recalled product, throw it out or take it back to the store where you bought it for a refund.
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    Listeria can cause fatal infections, particularly with vulnerable populations including people who are elderly, children and people with underlying medical conditions. Otherwise healthy people who get sick from listeria typically suffer short-term problems that can include a high fever, stomach issues, headaches and stiffness, and an infection can cause a woman to miscarry.
    This is not the first time Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell has recalled its products. Last year, it had to stop production and issue a massive recall for all of its products, also due to a listeria outbreak.
    Questions about the Blue Bell recall can be directed to 979-836-7977 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday. Consumers with questions about the Blue Bunny recall may call Wells Enterprises at 1-800-331-0830.