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Blue Bell recalls all products

5:44pm IST - 01:12

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily recalling all its ice cream and frozen treat products over Listeria concerns. Linda So reports.

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Blue Bell wants all of its products off store shelves. The Texas-based company is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream and frozen treat products after Listeria was detected in samples of its chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Listeria is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause symptoms including fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. SOUNDBITE: CEO PAUL KRUSE, BLUE BELL, SAYING: "We are heartbroken over this situation." Blue Bell's CEO apologized to customers in a video Monday night. The expanded recall comes after a string of recent smaller recalls by the company. Some of its products were linked to three deadly cases of Listeria infection at a Kansas hospital where Blue Bell products were served. The company distributes its products to 23 states and internationally as well. SOUNDBITE: CEO PAUL KRUSE, BLUE BELL, SAYING: "Ice Cream is a joy and pleasure to eat and it should never be a cause for concern." SOUNDBITE: JOE ROBERTSON, BLUE BELL CREAMERIES SPOKESMAN, SAYING: "This is not something we're used to and it's unacceptable for us and we're committed to doing the right thing" The 108-year-old company says it will introduce additional safety and testing procedures. If you have Blue Bell products at home, you're urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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Blue Bell recalls all products

5:44pm IST - 01:12