Blue Bell Creameries trucks filled with ice cream were spotted on the road for the first time in months after a listeria contamination halted production and forced a nationwide recall.
On Tuesday the company posted a message and video to its Facebook and Twitter accounts announcing the trucks were once again delivering ice cream to stores. Blue Bell says it will let customers know soon when and where they can purchase the company’s products.
The Alabama Department of Public Health said the company could resume production at its Sylacauga, AL plant earlier this month, though there is no word on when production will resume at the company’s other plants in Texas and Oklahoma.
Texas-based Blue Bell issued a nationwide recall and stopped production at all its plants earlier this year after some of its ice cream products were linked to an outbreak of Listeriosis. Since the recall was initiated, Blue Bell has collected approximately 8 million gallons of ice cream and ice cream products. The voluntary recall included all Blue Bell ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen shakes. Blue Bell distributed the products to approximately 23 states in the US, including many in the South and Midwest.