This is good news for ice cream lovers all around the country. Blue Bell Ice Cream will soon be back in the stores again. The company announced it’s trucks have once again resumed shipping its product, KBTX News reported. The first shipments of Blue Bell Ice Cream, since the recalls, have begun. Blue Bell posted a video on Twitter earlier today showing a delivery truck leaving a distribution facility.
The company announced with the video, “Our trucks are on the road again…And yes, they are filled with Blue Bell Ice Cream! We’ll let you know soon when and where you can find our products in stores.”
Last week, Blue Bell began producing ice cream again at a production plant in Alabama, the Inquisitr reported. The plant in Alabama was passed by the Alabama Department of Public Health for safety, and allowed to go into production again. Blue Bell production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma have not yet been cleared to resume production.
“A few weeks ago, Blue Bell ice cream announced that it received an investment from Sid Bass. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Bass is a billionaire from Texas, and his investment in Blue Bell may have saved the company. Earlier in the year, Blue Bell had to recall a number of its ice cream products due to it being contaminated with listeria. Blue Bell started to recall the products on March 13, but expanded it by April 20,” the Inquisitr reported.
Blue Bell Ice Cream is being produced from Sylacauga, Alabama, the company announced, and began shipping it out, Click2Houston.com reported. Production began on July 22 at the Alabama plant, in an effort to build up inventory to begin shipping it to stores.
The recalls occurred due to a listeria infection originally coming from its Brenham, Texas manufacturing facility. The recalls grew to the point of all Blue Bell products being recalled and taken off the shelves in stores. The company closed all plants in April after reports of 10 listeria infections in four states traced to Blue Bell products.
“The company did not say when ice cream will be sold in Texas locations, as its flagship Brenham creamery and the Broken Arrow plant remain closed, Blue Bell spokeswoman Jenny Van Dorf said earlier this month,” KLTV News reported.
When it comes back to your store, will you be rushing out to buy a half gallon of your favorite flavor of Blue Bell ice cream?
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