When grocery giant H-E-B announced on April 4 that it had removed Texas favorite Blue Bell Ice Cream products from its stores, the company also committed that it would "replenish our shelves with new product as soon as feasible." Turns out "as soon as feasible" was Monday, as the company announced Blue Bell is back.
H-E-B and other grocery store chains like Walmart and Kroger pulled Blue Bell made at the company's plant in Broken Arrow, OK after the deaths of three people in Kansas were linked to eating ice cream made at the plant that had been tainted by listeria. Blue Bell voluntarily recalled all ice cream made at the plant, whether or not it had been linked to the outbreak.
It was Blue Bell's first recall in its 108-year history.
On Monday evening, a sign posted in the ice cream section of H-E-B's Montrose Market advised consumers that all ice cream had been made at the company's headquarters in Brenham, which was not affected by the listeria outbreak.