Blue Bell products tied to three Kansas deaths

March 14, 2015 2:16 AM

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Bacteria-contaminated ice cream made by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has been linked to the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, prompting the company's first product recall in its 108-year history.

Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that five people in Kansas developed listeriosis, a life-threatening bacterial infection, between January 2014 and January this year after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham. Three of the...

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