Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blue Bell Listeria Follow-Up

Previously noted: The right-wing political contributors at Blue Bell have literally killed people, & of course regulation by the almighty market is a joke like everything else morons hold to be true; Blue Bell has been filthy for yrs. & yrs.
WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream's Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That's according to test results released Thursday by the government.

The company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the FDA said was inadequate cleaning.

Three deaths are now linked to the ice cream, and the company recalled all of its products last month.

Read the CDC findings (.pdf files):
Brenham, TX facility
Broken Arrow, OK facility
Sylacauga, AL facility

The Food and Drug Administration released results of investigations into Blue Bell's plants in Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama. The most extensive violations were found in Oklahoma, where the FDA listed 16 separate positive tests for listeria on equipment and in ice cream from March 2013 through January 2015.

Blue Bell spokesman Joe Robertson issued this statement regarding the FDA report on positive listeria tests on surfaces in 2013:

"Several swab tests did show the presence of listeria on non-food surfaces in Blue Bell's Broken Arrow plant in 2013. As is standard procedure for any such positive results, the company would immediately clean the surfaces and swab until the tests were negative. We thought our cleaning process took care of any problems, but in hindsight, it was not adequate, which is why we are currently conducting such a comprehensive re-evaluation of all our operations."
This is the part (the conclusion) where I peter out, having nothing funny or, really, anything at all, because what the fuck else can I say about any of this rancid garbage that some other buffon hasn't typed twice already?

1 comment:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Those burdensome regulations, keeping your customers alive.