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Published: Fri, October 14, 2016
Medical | By Garry George

Blue Bell is expanding its voluntary recall of Ice Cream products


Last week, Nestle USA Inc. issued an unrelated recall of its Drumstick Club 16 count variety pack and 24 count vanilla pack after receiving positive test results for listeria from equipment involved in the production of these ice cream novelties.

The recall covers the Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar, manufactured by Noble Foods, Inc for Nutrisystem, according to a release posted on the Food and Drug Administration's website. Blue Bell initiated this expanded recall after Aspen Hills provided additional information on affected cookie dough lots.

Blue Bell, Blue Bunny, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, and Publix have all recalled certain ice-cream products in response to a nation-wide recall of products using cookie dough supplied by Aspen Hills because the cookie dough has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

Publix brand Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream has been recalled in connection to the Listeria contamination.

All the companies say people should not eat the recalled products and are advising customers to dispose of them or return them for a refund. The company resumed selling its products about four months later.

This voluntary recall covers the Nutrisystem Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar.

Turkey Hill is recalling some mislabeled packages of ice cream.

Tests by Blue Bell and the Texas Department of State Health Services found the presence of listeria in unopened boxes of the dough. And CBS News looked at how random testing led to the discovery of the deadly bacteria and how investigators were able to crack the case.

The dairy has told stores to pull the ice cream from shelves. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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