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Shasta’s unaffected by Blue Bell recall


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Shasta’s Cones and More is not affected by recent Blue Bell ice cream recalls. | File photo/The Cougar

Ice cream lovers can rest easy.

On April 7, Blue Bell Creameries expanded its recall of products produced at its Broken Arrow, Okla. facility after finding a batch of ice cream contaminated with listeria. However, Shasta’s Cones and More, UH’s own ice cream shop, has been largely unaffected.

Assistant Director of Leisure Services Bill Schwehr said none of the Blue Bell products sold at Shasta’s come from the Broken Arrow plant.

Shasta’s receives weekly shipments from the Blue Bell plant in Brenham.

In a statement released by Blue Bell, the contaminated products stem only from the Broken Arrow plant, leaving Shasta’s inventory unaffected.

Blue Bell issued the first recall April 3 on products that were only available through Blue Bell’s food service and institutional accounts. But on April 7, the United States Food and Drug Administration notified Blue Bell that it had found contamination in a batch of ice cream produced for commercial industries.

Since then, supermarkets and Blue Bell have been acting with great urgency to remove all products from the Broken Arrow plant from shelves.

According to physics major and Shasta’s employee Brooklyn Tanner, “People have been asking about it,” but employees at Shasta’s said they haven’t witnessed a drop in clientele.

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