Blue Bell Workers Say Production, Money Over Cleanliness at Texas Plant

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In a televised CBS News report, former workers at Blue Bell Creameries are blowing the whistle on management, claiming that complaints about cleanliness and sanitation at the Brenham, TX plant went ignored before a Listeria outbreak earlier this year caused 10 illnesses and three deaths.

Blue Bell first recalled some of its products in March after three hospital patients in Kansas died after eating ice cream products. The same strain of Listeria continued to sicken more people, eventually leading to the company’s recall of all its products–8 million gallons of it.