Lab Claims Listeria Found In More Blue Bell Ice Cream

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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(CBSDFW.COM/AP) — One Florida man claims to have fell ill after eating Blue Bell’s Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream.

Brent McRae, 75, fell ill with meningitis in April. The man’s wife sent the half-gallon container of ice cream to Kappa Laboratories of Miami; it tested positive for listeria, said his lawyer, Bill Marler of Seattle. A product code on the bottom of the carton indicated it was manufactured in Alabama. Alabama State Health Officer Don Williamson said state health officials have so far had no reports of any samples of ice cream from the Alabama plant testing positive for listeria.

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant; they are also reviewing test results.

The company issued a national recall after the company’s ice cream was…

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