Update ** Blue Bell Creameries Recall - Fatal Listeria Cases

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Update ** Blue Bell Creameries Recall - Fatal Listeria Cases

Postby Honey Bunny » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:48 pm

Hi Ladies!

I wanted to bring this up to everyones attention just due to the seriousness of the matter, specially for us expectant mothers.

This is from the article, or you can read it here

Fatal listeria cases linked to Blue Bell ice cream
http://usat.ly/1CeePU5


BRENHAM, Texas -- The Food and Drug Administration has issued an advisory after five cases of listeriosis were linked to Blue Bell ice cream from the production facility in Brenham.

All five patients ate the ice cream while being treated at a hospital in Kansas between January 2014 and January 2015. Three of them died.

No one suspected the infection came from ice cream until four strains of listeria monocytogenes were found in Blue Bell products last month by the South Carolina Health Department.

The Texas Department of Health was notified and they collected product samples from the Brenham facility that turned up listeria monocytogenes.

The FDA notified health departments in other states.

The Kansas Department of Health did some investigating and learned that records for four of the five listeriosis patients show they were served Blue Bell ice cream products at the hospital.

Blue Bell Creameries reports that it has removed the affected ice cream products from the market and has shut down the production line where the products were made. These are the products affected:

-- Chocolate Chip Country Cookie SKU #196.

-- Great Divide Bar SKU #108.

-- Sour Pop Green Apple Bar SKU #221.

-- Cotton Candy Bar SKU # 216.

-- Scoops SKU #117.

-- Vanilla Stick Slices SKU #964.

-- Almond Bars SKU #156.

-- 6-pack Cotton Candy Bars SKU #245.

-- 6-pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars SKU #249.

Consumers should not eat any of the products listed above. If these ice cream products are in your freezer, they should be thrown away, even if some of them have been eaten without anyone becoming ill.

The advisory does not include Blue Bell cups, pints or half gallons.

"Most of these are food service items and there's none out there right now, so there should not be a concern," Blue Bell CEO Paul Kruse said.

Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness that causes fever, muscle aches and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms. Symptoms can appear from a few days to a few weeks after eating contaminated food.



Please be careful ladies!
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Re: ** Blue Bell Creameries Recall - Fatal Listeria Cases **

Postby amlobo » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:11 pm

Just to update this - they have expanded the recall to ALL Blue Bell products. :(
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Re: Update ** Blue Bell Creameries Recall - Fatal Listeria C

Postby amlobo » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:50 pm

Also - I ate some of the ice cream before it was recalled, so I was worried and called my nurse today to ask about it. Thought I'd pass along the info in case anyone else comes into contact with possible listeria contamination:

My nurse said as long as you are not experiencing symptoms, there is nothing to worry about. IF you are experiencing symptoms that you think may be related to listeria exposure (headache, fever, malaise, food poisoning-like symptoms), then you should call your doctor.
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DS born via c-section 9/20/15 - 8lb 9oz, 21 inches :)
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