Blue Bell, Sabra offer info on recalls

Both brands issued recalls of their products after batches were found to be contaminated with listeria.

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Ice cream maker Blue Bell and hummus producer Sabra are both in damage control mode after making recall announcements in the past week.

Both brands recalled batches of products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause potentially life-threatening infections. Sabra recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus Wednesday, and Blue Bell announced Tuesday that it was expanding its recall.

In a press release, the ice cream maker offered this timeline:

On April 3, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily suspended operations at its Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to thoroughly inspect the facility due to a 3 oz. institutional/food service chocolate cup that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and was immediately withdrawn from all outlets. That product was only available to Blue Bell’s food service and institutional accounts and was recalled along with 3 oz. vanilla and strawberry institutional/food service cups…

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