Blue Bell recalls ice cream cups for possible health risk

Blue Bell recalls ice cream cups for possible health risk
(Source: FDA)
(Source: FDA)
(Source: FDA)
(Source: FDA)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Blue Bell Ice Cream has issued a recall for some of their 3-ounce ice cream cups for a possible health risk.

The institutional/food service ice cream cups with tab lids have the potential to be contaminated with

Listeria monocytogenes,

according to a

from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The organism can cause serious and possibly fatal infection in young children, the elderly or those with weak immune systems.

Sunday the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment reported 1 positive test for

Listeria monocytogenes

on a chocolate ice cream cup recovered from a hospital in Wichita. According to the FDA, that cup was produced at a plant in Broken Arrow, OK last April.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

The cups were distributed to these states: 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

The cups are not sold through convenience stores and supermarkets. Here are the cups to watch for:

Ice Cream Cup Chocolate (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU #453

Ice Cream Cup Strawberry (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU #452

Ice Cream Cup Vanilla (3 FL OZ) No UPC – SKU #451

If you have these cups, you are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Call 979-836-7977 if you need more information.

The FDA also noted this recall does not include "Blue Bell Ice Cream half gallons, pints, quarts, 3 gallons or other 3 oz. cups."

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