On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries released a voluntary recall of
all of its ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and other frozen snacks
in connections with a
Listeria monocytogenes contamination. On April 24, 2015, another ice cream company, Jeni's
Splendid Ice Creams also discovered the presence of listeria in their
frozen ice cream products, prompting an additional recall. If you or a
loved one have purchased any of these products and have developed symptoms
of listeriosis, get medical care as soon as possible and inform a doctor
about eating products that may have contained listeria. Once you have
been treated, contact a Chicago personal injury attorney to discuss your
legal rights in a
What is listeriosis and what are its symptoms?
According for the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listeria is a deadly infection that is caused by eating products
Listeria monocytogene. Pregnant women, th9ose over age of 65, newborns, and anyone with a compromised
immune system is considered to be highly at risk of developing listeriosis.
Usually showing symptoms within a few days, it can take up to two months
for symptoms to appear.
Listeriosis can cause:
- Premature labor
- Muscle aches
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Stiff neck
Listeria is commonly found in processed meat and unpasteurized cheese and
milk. It is found in soil and water and can be carried by animals or employees
that do not use proper sanitation practices
What should I do if I have purchased these products?
The CDC recommends that everyone stop eating Blue Bell and Jeni's brand
products, and retailers cease serving these products to consumers. If
anyone has these products located in their freezers, they should be discarded
or returned to the store they were purchased out. Many of these products
have a shelf life up to two years and have been linked to items purchased
from January 2010 to March 2015.
While Blue Bell and Jeni's Ice Cream have both taken steps to shutter
their doors and investigate what may have caused the unlikely listeria
outbreak in their factories, it is important that they fully recognize
the extent they must protect their consumers. If you or a loved one have
consumed these ice cream products and developed symptoms of listeriosis,
contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Chicago-based Duncan
Law Group. We can help you take the steps to recover compensation for
your medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from this illness!