March 3, 2024

Law Firm Retained in Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak

A law firm has been retained in the Blue Bell Listeria outbreak which has sickened at least eight people in two states, killing three of them.

Listeria monocytogenes bacteria“Because Listeria is one of the deadliest foodborne bacteria, producers should be extremely careful and vigilant to make sure it is kept out of America’s food supply,” said Listeria lawyer Fred Pritzker, who is representing a client in this outbreak.

About 20 percent of Listeria cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Almost 60 percent of Listeria infections occur in adults 65 and older, about 14 percent of cases occur in pregnant women among whom these infections can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, and illness and death of newborns. Others at elevated risk of infection are young children and those with compromised immune systems.

Symptoms of an infection can take up to 70 days to develop and include high fever, severe headache, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone who has eaten a recalled Blue Bell product and has these symptoms should see a doctor and mention possible exposure to Listeria.

Recalled Blue Bell products were sold at retail, discount and convenience stores and through food service operations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.

They are:

Chocolate Chip Country Cookie sandwiches SKU # 196.

Scoops, single serving ice cream scoops, SKU #117,

Ice Cream bars in the following flavors: Great Divide Bar SKU #108, Sour Pop Green Apple Bar SKU #221, Cotton Candy Bar SKU #216, Vanilla Stick Slices SKU #964, Almond Bars SKU #156, 6 pack Cotton Candy Bars SKU #245, 6 pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars SKU #249, and 12 pack No Sugar Added Mooo Bars SKU #343.

Ice cream cups with pull tab lids in three flavors:  Chocolate SKU number 453,  Strawberry SKU 452 and Vanilla  SKU451.

blue-bell-listeria-recallIce cream pints with the UPC # 0 71899-05015 in the following flavors and lot codes: Banana Pudding 021217S, Butter Crunch 021917S, Mint Chocolate Chip 022017S, Cookie ‘ Cream 030317S, 030617S, Homemade Vanilla 032317S, Dutch Chocolate 032317S and Moo-llennium Crunch 032417S, 0324517S.

Sherbet pints with the UPC 0 71899-19990 8 in the following flavors and codes: Rainbow 021717S, 021817S, 022317S, 030217S.

Sherbet quarts with the UPC ) 71899-18992 3 in the following flavors and codes: Orange 032617S, Mixed Berry 032717S.

Three Ounce Tab Lid cups distributed only to food service.
Rainbow Sherbet with codes 022417S, 022617S, 022717S.

Gold Rim half gallons of Homemade Vanilla with UPC 0 71899-037200 and codes 030917T, 031017T, 031117T, 031317T, 031617T, 031717T, 031817T.

Brown Rim half gallons of pistachio almond with the UPC 0 71899-83548 6 with the code 031317T.

Light half gallons of Homemade Vanilla Light with the UPC 0 71800-73501 4 and the code031917T.

 

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