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Five people, in all, developed listeriosis in Kansas after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas, according to a statement Friday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA says listeria bacteria were found in samples of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Country Cookies, Great Divide Bars, Sour Pop Green Apple Bars, Cotton Candy Bars, Scoops, Vanilla Stick Slices, Almond Bars and No Sugar Added Moo Bars.
Blue Bell says its regular Moo Bars were untainted, as were its half gallons, quarts, pints, cups, three-gallon ice cream and take-home frozen snack novelties.
There appeared to be some uncertainty as to where the patients acquired the listeria bacterial infection.
According to a Friday statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all five of the people sickened were receiving treatment for unrelated health issues at the same Kansas hospital before developing listeriosis, 'a finding that strongly suggests their infections (with listeria bacteria) were acquired in the hospital,' the CDC said.
All four had consumed milkshakes made with a single-serving Blue Bell ice cream product called 'Scoops' while they were in the hospital, the CDC said.
'Scoops,' as well as the other suspect Blue Bell items, are mostly food service items and not produced for retail, said Paul Cruse, CEO of the Brenham creamery.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
I am sorry for your loss. The fact is the contamination could have been the fault of the server and not the product based on the article.
originally posted by: Philippines
Am I to assume milkshakes are now hospital food there for patients? Eating sugar while sick is a great way to stay sick.
originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: misskat1
I found this recall site too, and wow, 9 pages of recalls and alerts since January 15th of this year!! There is a tab for Animal foods, and there are a lot of pet food recalls and alerts too. Just WoW. There is also a radiation emitting product page, but it wont load, I guess it must know I have a tab open on a conspiracy site, lol.
I noticed a lot of the items were for undeclared items, like peanuts. So, if I had food allergies, I would think this is a pretty good tool to keep an eye on problem foods. www.fda.gov...-info