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Blue Bell expands nationwide ice cream recall

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BRENHAM, Texas (AP/PIX11) — Blue Bell Creameries says it’s expanding its recall of products made at an Oklahoma plant after pints of banana pudding ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

No illnesses linked to those pints have been confirmed, the Texas-based dairy company announced in a statement Tuesday.

Last month, the company issued a recall after ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital. The foodborne illness was tracked to a production line in Brenham, Texas, and later to a second line in Oklahoma.

Chocolate was the first flavor found to be contaminated, the company said.

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The recall now includes the banana pudding ice cream pints and other products manufactured on the same line in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The products were distributed to retail outlets across the nation.

The company suspended operations last week at the Oklahoma plant.

Listeriosis can lead to miscarriages, stillbirth and other life-threatening complications in pregnant women, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms of listeria infection include fever and muscle aches preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, the agency said.