Blue Bell Ice Cream is returning to Florida shelves
Photo via Blue Bell Ice Cream
after a listeria contamination caused it to be pulled for eight months.
Blue Bell's listeria outbreak occurred last April and triggered a recall in 23 states, sickened seven people and killed three people in Kansas.
According to the CDC
, Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and primarily only affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.
The Justice Department is currently investigating Blue Bell to see if the company knew about the outbreak prior to the April recall, reports CNN
Since the outbreak, Blue Bell employees have come forward
with accusations that the company knew about the contamination for five years. If you want to read the disgusting details, go for it
The Texas-based ice cream company plans to unroll its products in phases. Florida can expect to start seeing Blue Bell Ice Cream on shelves the week of Jan. 25.