DALLAS (CBSMiami/AP) — The ice cream company Blue Bell has expanded its recall to include 3-ounce ice cream cups. All this after an outbreak of listeria in certain Blue Bell products contributed to the deaths of three people.
Blue Bell products are sold in supermarket chains in South Florida.
Blue Bell spokesman Gene Grabowski said Tuesday that a contaminated 3-ounce cup of ice cream was traced to a second plant. This time in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Ten products recalled earlier this month by the company were traced to a production line at a plant in Brenham, Texas, where the company is based.
The recall began when five patients at Via Christi St. Francis hospital in Wichita, Kansas, became ill with listeria while hospitalized. Officials determined at least four drank milkshakes that contained Blue Bell ice cream. Three of the patients later died.
The contaminated 3-ounce cup was found at the hospital.
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