April 13, 2015 — If you’ve walked into a grocery store lately, you might have noticed empty space on shelves that normally carry Blue Bell ice cream.
The products have been pulled off shelves at Wal-Mart, Publix, H-E-B, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and other retailers due to possible contamination with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening food poisoning.
At least eight people have been infected, including five in Kansas and three in Texas.
Wal-Mart and H-E-B grocery stores in Texas pulled products off store shelves immediately after the recall, according to NBC Dallas Fort-Worth.
Some retailers have re-stocked with Blue Bell products made at other plants, but the fallout has spread to other vendors in Texas.
Last week, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers reported that Blue Bell ice cream would not be sold during their games.
Blue Bell, an iconic brand of ice cream in Texas, has recalled about 25 different products. In February, Listeria was traced to a production line in Brenham and then a facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asks consumers not to eat any ice cream produced at the facility in Oklahoma, which has been shut down temporarily. Consumers should check the code printed on the bottom of the container and discard it if it ends in “O,” “P,” “Q,” “R,” “S,” or “T.”
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