Blue Bell Creameries says they'll be laying off a third of their workforce due to the extended timeline to return to production after a listeria outbreak forced the company to recall all products and close its plants.
Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream's Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That's according to test results released Thursday by the government.
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
If you have gone to Wal-Mart this week, you may notice empty shelves in the ice cream department.
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes on Tuesday.
Blue Bell Ice Cream officials issued a second recall amid Listeria concerns Monday night.
Blue Bell visits us for an Ice Cream Party in National Ice Cream Month.
July is National Ice Cream Month
Lori Pitts, a fourth grade teacher at West Foundation Elementary School, is the regional finalist for the Texas Teacher of the Year award.