Local Grocery Stores Pull Ice Cream From Shelves

ATHENS- Local stores have pulled Blue Bell ice cream from its stores. Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products after it found traces of a deadly bacteria called listeria in its ice cream. Blue Bell CEO Paul Kruse says he is “heartbroken over the situation.” Customers can return the ice cream for a full refund. You can go to www.bluebell.com to get more information.

Mitchell Mullennix is the manager of a Race Trac convenience store in Athens. He just received a call today that informed him of the recall. He immediately began pulling his entire stock of Blue Bell ice cream from his shelves.

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Federal Health Officials have now reported 10 Listeria illnesses and 3 deaths in Texas and Kansas that could be linked to Blue Bell products.

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