Wells Enterprises is recalling 2 lots of Blue Bunny Hoppin’ Holidoodle Ice Cream because it contains snickerdoodle cookie dough pieces that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating Blue Bunny ice cream, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
October 11, 2016 - According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) , this recall affects the following products:
Product Name: Blue Bunny Hoppin’ Holidoodle Ice Cream (46 fluid ounces)
UPC, Lot #, Best Used by Date
LOT 60001 MM 19115 6228
BEST IF USED BY 02/13/18
LOT 60001 MM 19115 6229
BEST IF USED BY 02/14/18
This is a seasonal holiday flavor that was distributed in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Texas. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
More Cookie Dough Listeria Recalls Expected
The potentially contaminated cookie dough responsible for the Blue Bunny ice cream recall was distributed by Aspen Hills Inc. of Garner, IA., the same product that forced Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries to issue 2 separate recalls for its ice cream products in less than a month. Two other companies, Chocolate Shoppe and Publix, have also issued recalls for ice cream products over similar concerns. The problem is likely to get worse before it gets better, as Aspen Hills distributes to dozens of companies that may soon be forced to issue recalls of their own.
Listeria Infection Symptoms
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, is a severe foodborne illness caused by eating foods contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The illness is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. However, people without these risk factors can also develop the infection.
Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include:
- stiff neck
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
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Do I Have a Blue Bunny Ice Cream Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Blue Bunny ice cream recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a listeria infection after eating Blue Bunny ice cream, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.