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Listeria has once again become a problem for an ice cream manufacturer.

The New York Times reports that "just weeks after reopening, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Ohio has once again shuttered its production facility and retail locations after finding a potentially lethal food-borne bacteria in its factory ... Jeni’s has been closely monitoring and testing its equipment after detecting the bacteria in its ice cream in April, a finding that prompted the company to recall all of its products and close its 20 retail locations and the production facility."

No diseases have yet been traced back to Jeni's ice cream ... which is not the case with Blue Bell ice cream, which also has been dealing with listeria contamination of its factories and products, with 10 illnesses and three deaths attributed to the company's ice cream.
KC's View:
This is a tough one, especially because since Jeni's resumed production, it has been testing every batch of ice cream to make sure the product was listeria-free. I'll give Jeni's this - it has been strong during the communications process, unlike Blue Bell, which has been pretty ham-fisted in its approach to this problem.

By the way, I've talked to a lot of retailers about this, and pretty much every one of them agrees that Blue Bell is dead as a brand. It's over. Turn out the lights. Turn off the freezers. And maybe make room in a cell somewhere for members of management who are likely to be proven negligent.