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Blue Bell Creameries Approved to Resume Production at Alabama Facility

Blue Bell Creameries Approved to Resume Production at Alabama Facility


In April, production at all Blue Bell plants was shut down in the wake of a serious listeria outbreak

It is still not clear when Blue Bell products will return to stores.

Blue Bell — the Texas ice cream company that was forced to recall its entire product line earlier this year and stop production as the result of a listeria outbreak — has been approved to resume production at its facility in Sylacauga, Alabama.

However, “at this time, we do not have a date when our products will return to market,” the company said in a statement to KPRC 2, a local news station.

Blue Bell’s plants in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas have been closed since April, after officials confirmed 10 cases of listeria, three of which resulted in death. The USDA subsequently discovered that Blue Bell had likely known about the presence of listeria since 2013, but did not act.

In late July, the Sylacauga plant began a trial run of production in order to test new hygiene protocols and training measures. This summer, the company also received a “significant investment” from Texas billionaire Sid Bass, whose “additional capital will ensure the successful return of our ice cream to the market and our loyal customers,” Blue Bell announced.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


Blue Bell Resumes Ice Cream Production at Texas Plant

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham.

BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

A Blue Bell Creameries statement Wednesday said ice cream is being made at the Brenham plant. The output is being monitored and tested to confirm that new hygiene procedures, facility enhancements and employee training are working. No date has been set for the output from the plant about 70 miles northwest of Houston to go on sale.

Blue Bell voluntary recalled all products in April after the treats were linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.

The company faced intense regulatory scrutiny during cleanup and decontamination.

Seventy Brenham workers on paid furlough have returned to work, but laid-off workers haven’t returned. Plants in Alabama and Oklahoma previously resumed production.


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