BRENHAM, Texas — It's happening again!
Blue Bell Ice Cream announced another big recall Wednesday due to new concerns about possible listeria contamination. The company announced on social media it will be voluntarily pulling all flavors with chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients from the shelves.
The company issued an urgent voluntary recall of select Blue Bell products containing chocolate chip cookie dough pieces which includes the flavors, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step.
So far, no reports of new illnesses have been linked to Blue Bell, but the company says it is voluntarily recalling the select items in response to their supplier Aspen Hills Inc, which makes the chocolate chip cookie dough pieces for Blue Bell.
Based in Iowa, Aspen Hills voluntarily recalled its "no egg chocolate chip cookie dough" first, so now Blue Bell is following.
According to a Blue Bell press release, the recall includes the following:
The iconic ice cream maker also listed the items included in the recall, which impacts several deliveries to Texas' factory in Brenham, on it's website.
"Consumption of this product may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and those with weekend immune systems," a Blue Bell release said. "Although healthy individuals may suffer symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea."
All this as the little creamery in Brenham was getting back on its feet again after last year's federal recall over a listeria outbreak.
Three people died and at least 10 were hospitalized from the previous listeria contamination at Blue Bell.
It was just earlier this month when Blue Bell debuted its Texas-inspired Camo 'n Cream Ice Cream flavor.