A Listeria Outbreak in Kansas - Check your Freezer"Three people in Kansas have died and two others became ill from eating Blue Bell ice cream listeria, according to the state health department, the Wichita Eagles reports
The Blue Bell Creameries were first established in 1907 and have never experienced a recall previously.
There are many kinds of bacteria that can cause food poisoning, but Listeria is one of the more deadly forms. Most food poisoning will make you very ill but if you are in otherwise good health, you will probably recover.
Listeria is a more dangerous form of food poisoning which often brings death, especially if you have a compromised immune system.
When investigators visited the manufacturing plant, Blue Belle CEO Paul Kruse said, “They feel that one production line we use here is what might have caused the problem.” Kruse continued, “It’s a complicated piece of machinery, it’s been down for about a month and a half, and what we’re likely going to do with it is throw it out the window, so to speak.”