MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall of products after some pints of banana pudding ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.
The recall affects products that were produced in the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma plant to include the Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints and additional products manufactured on the same line.
The recalled products, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration, are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in Florida, and several other states.
No illnesses have been confirmed to date, according to the FDA.
On April 3, Blue Bell voluntarily suspended operations at its Broken Arrow plant to thoroughly inspect the facility due to a 3 oz. institutional/food service chocolate cup that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and was immediately withdrawn from all outlets, according to the FDA.
Blue Bell, on April 4, began working with retail outlets to remove products produced in the plant. These products are identified with a code date ending in O, P, Q, R, S or T located on the bottom of the carton and they are a part of the voluntary market withdrawal.
On April 7, the FDA notified Blue Bell that Banana Pudding Ice Cream pint tested positive for Listeria—also produced in the Broken Arrow plant.
Subsequently, Blue Bell is recalling all products made on that particular production line, from February 12 – March 27. The products have a code date ending in S or T.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled items are urged to return them at the place of purchase for a full refund.
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