Texas-based Blue Bell Creamery is expanding a recall of some ice cream products that may be tainted with listeria bacteria. Blue Bell is now recalling three ounce cups of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, with tab lids. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there’s a chance that those cups could be contaminated.
Earlier this month, Blue Bell recalled several other products that were made on the same production line after listeria was detected. In Kansas, five people who were in the hospital developed listeriosis after eating Blue Bell products. Three of them died as a result of the listeriosis. They were hospitalized for unrelated causes. Blue Bell traced the ice cream products to a single machine that had somehow been tainted with listeria, and recalled all products made on that machine.
As this story illustrates, it can be easy for companies to manufacture a product that harms consumers. In some cases, the company follows all rules and regulations in the manufacture of its products, but somehow dangerous products are put onto the market anyway. In other cases, however, companies either try to circumvent the rules or rush unsafe products onto the market before they have been thoroughly tested. In either of those situations, the manufacturer can be held liable for the injured consumer’s damages.
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