Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria—listeria.
The recall announced late Monday includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states and abroad. It follows several smaller Blue Bell recalls over the last month that the company initiated after its products were linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital.
Seven other listeria illnesses in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona over the last five years have now been linked to Blue Bell products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
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A look at the listeria bacteria and answers to questions that consumers may have: