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Blue Bell posts video of truck, but don't get excited yet

1 year 2 months 1 week ago August 11, 2015 Aug 11, 2015 Tuesday, August 11 2015 August 11, 2015 2:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - You might say Blue Bell broke the Internet today when the company tweeted a video of a truck leaving a loading dock and a message that ice cream will soon return to store shelves.

But, the ice cream is not headed to the Capital City - at least not yet. Sources told WBRZ, the shelves at the Blue Bell warehouse off Industriplex were still bare. They'll likely remain that way for a little while longer.

Earlier this summer, people said they spotted Blue Bell trucks driving I-10 through Louisiana. Then, the company said it was just moving around shipping resources.

Still, with all the chatter on Twitter Tuesday, the company said it was not ready to release a date when ice cream will appear on store shelves again.

"We are working as quickly and safely as we can to get back to doing what we love doing...making ice cream," the company said on its website. "As soon as we know the date, we will be sure to share the announcement with everyone."

Earlier this year, Blue Bell recalled all of its products and stopped producing ice cream after listeria contamination was blamed for illnesses and three deaths in four states.

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reported on its website Tuesday, the Brenham, Texas-based creamery was recalling 180 workers as it stockpiles ice cream in preparation for an eventual return to market. Some 200 workers in Alabama returned to work, too, since state health officials cleared the plant.


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