Blue Bell Recall

It seems like every time you turn on the news there are stories of more foods being recalled because of listeria concerns. Listeria is a type of pathogen that is lesser known than E. coli and salmonella, but it is just as dangerous. Listeria is a serious type of infection that begins after you eat contaminated food. It can even be deadly. As many as one in five people that contract listeria die from it, although these people are generally more vulnerable to disease because of another illness, age or pregnancy. Most recently, Blue Bell made the decision to remove all its products from store shelves because there is a chance that Blue Bell’s frozen treats may be contaminated with listeria. So far, five people have become sick and two have died from eating Blue Bell products.  Mark Ahn agrees that if you have Blue Bell products in your home, you’re advised to dispose of them and if you have ate any of them and have since gotten sick, it’s crucial for you to contact your physician right away for treatment.

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