You’ll Scream, All Right.

On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily recalled all of its products including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks.  The company did so after sampling of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream produced on March 17, 2015 and March 27, 2015 was found to contain listeria monocytogenes.  The bacteria causes listeriosis, an infection that is life-threatening, particularly to pregnant women and their newborns, adults 65 and older and people with weakened immune systems.  The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has recommended that consumers not eat any Blue Bell brand products and that institutions and retailers not serve or sell them.  As of April 21, 2015, ten cases of listeriosis (including three deaths), have been identified in four states (Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas), an outbreak believed to be related to the recalled products.