Blue Bell making a comeback

Blue Bell Ice cream is available in many retail grocery stores and chain stores in the Austin area today.

Blue Bell Ice Cream products are available in select areas today – including Austin ¬– and delivery trucks can be seen on many Central Texas and East Texas highways.
Four flavors are included in the initial retail restocking including Homemade Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, The Great Divide and Cookies ‘n Cream. The products are being delivered to stores in about 25 counties surrounding Austin and down to Houston, including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Lee and Burleson counties surrounding Milam County. Products are also being delivered to seven counties in Alabama.  
According to the company’s website, additional stores and cities will be added as production expands.
All Blue Bell products were recalled back in April after federal health officials linked 10 listeria cases to Blue Bell products.
Blue Bell officials say the company has retrained workers, enhanced manufacturing procedures, retained an independent microbiology expert for ongoing evaluation of our procedures and facilities; Implemented a “test and hold” procedure, where production runs will be tested and held until results are received before being distributed to market; and entered into a voluntary the Texas Department of State Health Services.