Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ice cream that can sicken or kill

Brady Dennis, Wash Post, Apr 20, 2105, writes about the Listeria outbreak from Blue Bell ice cream products.

The CDC has reported one person in AZ and another in OK sickened by the same DNA Listeria collected from Blue Bell. Deaths have been reported in other states.

The company has recalled all products--if you have this brand in your freezer, it needs to go! Yogurt, sherbert, frozen snacks, food at games, all of it.

This is the first recall in the company's 108-yr history.

Choc Chip Cookie Dough in half gallons was one culprit.

The company is cleaning and sanitizing all its equipment.

Listeria usually causes short-lived headaches, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in health people--but can be potentially fatal in the old, young, and people with bad immune systems.

Each year, from all causes, Listeria sickens 1,600 people and kills 260.

The last scare was infected cantaloupes.

Blue Bell--go check the fridge.

No comments: