In April 2015, Blue Bell Creamery, based out of Texas and the third largest ice cream maker in the country, issued a recall for all of its products in more than 20 states.The Blue Bell recall was issued following reports that its popular ice cream products could be contaminated with a deadly bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes.
If you or a loved one suffered an illness after consuming Blue Bell ice cream or other frozen food product, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
Illnesses Reported in Four States
According to a CNN news report, the Blue Bell recall followed three reported deaths and several illnesses in Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, and Kansas. The recall was voluntary, and samples taken showed the presence of the bacteria in half gallons of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream produced on March 17 and March 27, 2015.
Since its initial announcement, the Blue Bell recall now includes frozen snacks, sherbet, frozen yogurt, and ice cream manufactured at all Blue Bell facilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of April 20, a total of 10 patients have reportedly been infected. Illness onset dates ranged from January 2015 back to January 2010, and all 10 patients reportedly required hospitalization.
Listeria can cause bacterial meningitis, an infection of the covering of the spinal cord and brain that causes convulsions, confusion, and headaches. Pregnant women, people with depressed immune systems, the elderly, and children are most vulnerable. While the onset of listeriosis symptoms can take up to two months , symptoms typically start within a few days.
Injured Consumers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Consumers injured by contaminated food, including those injured by contaminated Blue Bell food products, may be entitled to compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Families of those killed can pursue claims for the wrongful death of their loved ones.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one suffered an illness after consuming a Blue Bell food product, contact Attorney Group. We can answer your questions, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.