Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Alabama plant made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient.
September 22, 2016
Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
Keeping bad milk out of a processing plant is just the first step. Labs also test products as they come off the processing line. Environmental tests assess that proper CIP and sanitation procedures have been followed.
August 12, 2016
To make foods and beverages that are safe to consume, dairy processors must handle and test raw milk with the utmost precision. Some tests are required by law, while the results from others yield results that can tell a dairy a great deal about their milk supplier and about their in-house handling practices.
In order to have safe and high-quality products, dairies must start with high-quality raw milk and cream. Tests must be selected and run on each batch/tanker before you decide whether or not to accept the load.