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Cookie dough company closes in wake of recalls for Listeria

The owners of a cookie dough company responsible for recalls of Blue Bell and Blue Bunny ice cream and other products in 2016 have ceased operations, thanking the FDA for its oversight. The recalls and investigation began in September 2016 when Blue Bell found Listeria contamination in its cookie dough ice cream that had been… Continue Reading

Cookie dough producer on notice from FDA for Listeria issues

Thomas and Nancy Lundeen may never look at Groundhog’s Day the same again. They’ve got until then to respond to an FDA warning letter about Listeria in their cookie dough and production plant — give or take a day depending on how long it took an overnight service to deliver the letter. The Lundeens are… Continue Reading

CORRECTED: Blue Bell asks FDA if it can return to ‘industry norm’

CORRECTED CONTENT: Blue Bell Creameries wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to release it from certain food safety precautions imposed after its ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, seeking permission for less expensive practices it refers to as  “the industry norm.” There is no word on FDA’s response to the request, which… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Cookie dough recall hits Weight Watchers frozen desserts

UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman for Weight Watchers provided the following statement. “To clarify, the voluntary recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae is being issued by Kraft Heinz Company, the manufacturer and marketer of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. Once Kraft Heinz identified the issue, it immediately began an investigation and… Continue Reading

Ashby’s Sterling ice cream 6th brand recalled for cookie dough

House of Flavors Inc. is recalling Ashby’s Sterling brand ice cream because it contains cookie dough that was recalled in September after Blue Bell Creameries’ internal testing found Listeria monocytogenes. Ashby’s Sterling Peanut Butter Landslide ice cream in 3-gallon containers with the item number 7305 and lot number 16195 is the only product under recall… Continue Reading

Fifth ice cream brand recalled because of cookie dough Listeria

Although testing by Blue Bell Creameries in September revealed Listeria contamination and spurred recalls by Blue Bell, three other ice cream companies and a cookie dough manufacturer, a fifth ice cream company just announced a recall, saying it wasn’t notified about the problem until this past week. “Cedar Crest was notified on Nov. 10 that… Continue Reading

Chocolate Shoppe expands listeria-related ice cream recall

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Inc. of Madison, WI, has expanded its Oct. 11 recall to include additional lots of several flavors and sizes of ice cream because they contain cookie dough that has been recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes. Various ice cream shops, online outlets and grocery stores in 16 states received the lots… Continue Reading

Nutrisystem recalls cookie dough bars for Listeria concerns

Nutrisystem Inc. is recalling one flavor of its Nutricrush bars sold at retail stores and online because they contain cookie dough that has been recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. Only Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bars manufactured by Nobel Foods Inc. for Nutrisystem are implicated in the recall, according to a notice posted today… Continue Reading