Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off store shelves Americans.org has learned. The massive recall comes after weeks of gradual recalls due to Listeria contamination.
The products affected are its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks the company said Monday.
"Today's decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell which revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained the bacteria," the company said in a statement.
"This means Blue Bell has now had several positive tests for Listeria in different places and plants."
Thus far, Blue Bell has observed five cases of Listeria in Kansas and three in Texas.
"We're committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe," Blue Bell CEO and president Paul Kruse said in a prepared statement.
"We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell fans and customers.
If you have purchased the potentially affected products it is advised you do not eat them and return them to you local grocer.