(WLTX) - Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling some flavors over possible listeria contamination out of what it calls "an abundance of caution."
The company says chocolate chip cookie dough pieces in the ice cream made by a third-party supplier, Aspen Hills Inc., has the potential to have been contaminated. The product was made at their facility in Sylacauga, Alabama, but shipped to several states, including South Carolina.
So far, the company has received no reports of illnesses. The company says their internal testing identified the potential problem, and that their products that are already on shelves have passed their test and hold program, which requires that product samples test negative for listeria.
The recall involves the following products (code dates are in bold):
Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: 082618226
Blue Bell Cookie Two Step: 080418222, 081818224
Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: 081518242, 082418242
The ice cream can be identified by the code date found on the bottom of the carton. Customers shouldn't eat the ice cream, and should return them to the place where they bought them for a full refund.
Customers with questions should call 979-836-7977, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. EST.
In addition to South Carolina, the ice cream was also distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.