Texas-based ice cream company Blue Bell has expanded its recent product recall to include three-ounce ice cream cups.

The affected products are chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream cups that have tab lids. According to the FDA, the cups could be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.

Blue Bell has released the SKU numbers associated with these ice cream cups:

  • Ice Cream Cup Chocolate (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU #453
  • Ice Cream Cup Strawberry (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU #452
  • Ice Cream Cup Vanilla (3 FL OZ) No UPC – SKU #451

The items have been distributed in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.

The Brenham-based company's earlier product recall was made March 13. It affected the following products:

  • Chocolate Chip Country Cookie
  • Great Divide Bar
  • Sour Pop Green Apple Bar
  • Cotton Candy Bar
  • Scoops
  • Vanilla Stick Slices
  • Almond Bar
  • No Sugar Added Mooo Bar (regular Mooo Bars are not included)

Blue Bell issued the initial recall after five Listeria cases in Kansas were traced back to its Brenham facility by the Texas Department of Health Services and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Production at that creamery was halted.

This recall in no way includes Blue Bell Ice Cream half gallons, pints, quarts, 3 gallons or other 3 oz. cups.

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.

[via WKRG]

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