Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall of some of its chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream due to possible lysteria contamination. The statement on Blue Bell's official website reads:
"Consumption of this product may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and those with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer symptoms such as fever, headace, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women. To date, the company has received no reports of illnesses."
The following products are affected by the recall.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons
Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Code Date 082618226
Blue Bell Cookie Two Step: Code Dates 080418222, 081818224
Blue Bell Ice Cream Pints
Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Code Dates 081518242, 082418242
This isn't the first Blue Bell recall of the year. Listeria contamination caused a Blue Bell recall in April that left the products off shelves for months. If you have the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in your freezer, be sure to check the code, and the company encourages you to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.