Blue Bell shutters all creameries

Dive Brief:

  • Following listeria illnesses connected to its ice cream, Blue Bell is shutting down all its three creameries for intensive cleaning and worker training, according to the Associated Press.
  • The creameries will be shuttered next week and potentially the week after, with ice cream made this week used as a test and data collecting tool, not to go on sale.
  • The company recalled all its products earlier this week.

Dive Insight:

It's been quite a week for recalls in the food industry, one that is still leaving many scratching heads.

The FDA does not currently think the listeria found in Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has anything to do with the Blue Bell outbreak and recall, reports the Associated Press.

The CDC's Dr. Robert Tauxe said the listeria outbreak connected to Blue Bell marks a "wakeup call" for ice cream producers.

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