Texas-based Blue Bell expanding 3 years after listeria cases
September 20, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for a beloved Texas brand, Blue Bell has rebounded — and is, in fact, growing and expanding.
The Austin American-Statesman reports the Brenham-based company, which got its start 111 years ago, shut down production for a time in 2015 and recalled 8 million gallons of ice cream after reports of listeria started coming in. In all, 10 people fell ill. Three died.
During the shutdown, the company deep-cleaned its three plants — in Brenham, Sylacauga, Alabama, and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma — replace...