Listeria Outbreak News

Blue Bell Reaches Product Contamination Agreement with Alabama Health Officials

Blue Bell Creameries says it has entered a voluntary agreement with the Alabama Department of Public Health that includes requiring the company to inform the state whenever there is a positive test result for listeria in its products or ingredients. …

The Scoop on Recall Insurance and Listeria-Linked Ice Cream

While peanut butter and cantaloupe made big news in recent years, ice cream is now the latest item to be pulled off grocery store shelves due to foodborne-illness. Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ listeria-tainted ice cream has been linked to …

Georgia Education Officials Checking Schools for Recalled Ice Cream

Georgia education officials say they’re working with the state health department to make sure ice cream products that were recently recalled aren’t being served in schools. Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said in a statement that the Georgia Department …

Wal-Mart Settles Claims Over Listeria Deaths Linked to Cantaloupes

Wal-Mart has settled lawsuits with the families of 23 people who died from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm and sold by the retailer, both sides said on Wednesday. Thirty-three people died and 147 …

Farm Traced To Listeria Outbreak Files Bankruptcy

A Colorado farm that was traced to a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe last year has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Jensen Farms declined to comment on its filing Friday. Its attorney Jim Markus told The Denver Post the filing …