Blue Bell is voluntarily recalling three ice cream products because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient that has the potential to contain listeria.
The recall is for half gallons of chocolate chip cookie dough and cookie two step ice cream and pints of chocolate chip cookie dough, according to a posting on Blue Bell's website. The half gallons of ice cream have the following code dates stamped on the bottom: 082618226, 080418222 and 081818224, while the pints of ice cream are stamped with 081518242 and 082418242.
Blue Bell said it discovered the potential problem through internal testing, and notified Aspen Hills Inc., which produced the chocolate chip cookie dough. There have been no illnesses reported as a result of the ice cream, but the recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution.
Blue Bell was voluntarily removed from store shelves locally for eight months in 2015 because of listeria contamination. The ice cream was linked to 10 listeria cases, including three deaths in Kansas.