As the weather begins to warm, and thoughts turn towards ice cream, it’s important to know that so long as you buy your blue bell at the market, the local creamery’s recall, due to a batch that was found to have turned sour late last month (03/22), won’t affect you.
Bluebell’s Joe Robertson tells Navasota News, you cannot buy institutional cups in super markets or corner stores.
Instead they can be found in hospitals and cafeterias all over the south including Texas. Or they would have been, Robertson continues, except that the company has been actively pulling the contaminated cups and is now working with the Food and Drug Administration to test and rectify the situation.
In its release, Bluebell says the bacteria can cause short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and can prove even fatal in children and the elderly.
But once again Robertson stresses, the recall only extends to the institutional cups. Your half gallons and boxes of frozen treats, purchased from your local store, are still perfectly safe to eat. For more go to www.bluebell.com