Another Blue Bell ice cream recall: certain cups with tabs

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Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream in 3-ounce cups.

"This recall in no way includes Blue Bell Ice Cream half gallons, pints, quarts, 3 gallons or other 3 oz. cups with tab lids," according to a company news release published on the Food and Drug Administration website.

“Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST,” the release advised.

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According to the release, the ice cream cups under recall “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”

This latest recall comes on the heels of the company’s first recall in more than 100 years. That recall was also linked to listeria bacteria.

In that recall, which was issued less than two weeks ago, listeria bacteria were found in samples of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Country Cookies, Great Divide Bars, Sour Pop Green Apple Bars, Cotton Candy Bars, Scoops, Vanilla Stick Slices, Almond Bars and No Sugar Added Moo Bars.