CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Investigation goes back several years

This recall is a BIG one and seems to be growing! I expect that this will erode their customer base and customer confidence for years to come. It will be interesting to see how they change the way they do business, and how they get their customers back.

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CDC recommends that consumers do not eat any Blue Bell brand products, and that institutions and retailers do not serve or sell them.

This is a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak investigation of listeriosis illnesses occurring over several years. Several strains of Listeria monocytogenes are involved in this outbreak. Information indicates that various Blue Bell brand products are the source of this outbreak.

As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Illness onset dates ranged from January 2010 through January 2015. The patients with illness onsets ranging from 2010-2014 were identified through a retrospective review of the PulseNet database for DNA fingerprints that were similar to isolates collected from Blue Bell ice cream samples. Since the last update on April 8, 2015, two additional patients, one each…

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Easter Egg Cookies Recall for Undeclared Egg

As someone who came from the food industry, I still follow food safety sources. I was not part of the food safety division, but the people safety part of the business.

I found this one to be particularly interesting as they are Easter “Egg” cookies and they forgot that to put that it contains egg on the label.

The issues that come with processed foods is a big reason my wife and I (more my wife than me. gotta give credit where credit is due) have a garden in the spring and summer. It is also reason we have recently moved into backyard chickens (again, its all my wife). It is good to be more in control of the foods the family consumes.

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All lots of Silver Lake brand Easter Egg Cookies, NET WT. 8 OZ (226g), have been recalled due to undeclared egg (Allergen) in the ingredients.

The recalled Easter Egg Cookies were primarily sold to supermarkets in the following states: MN, WI, NY, GA, IL, CT, PA, MA, and IN.

There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The Easter Egg Cookies were sold under The Silver Lake label with the UPC code of: 0 37695 49817 1

Customers with an egg allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it. Consumers with a questions can call Silver Lake Cookie Company at 1-800-645-9048 x263, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

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