Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. In May, the company. Be in the know. Updated 0826 GMT (1626 HKT) October 22, 2020. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc.2018. The case was filed in a federal court in Austin. Blue Bell Creameries, one of the largest ice cream makers in the U.S., was forced to shut down production for a short time and recalled more than 8 million gallons of ice cream due to the outbreak… Blue Bell now has roughly 3,000 workers. Blue Bell was founded in 1907 and prior to the recall, it was the nation's number three ice cream maker and sold in 23 states, mostly in the Southeast. Blue Bell said it would be inappropriate for the company to comment on Kruse's legal situation since he is no longer with the company. Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Trump campaign loses appeal in Pennsylvania, What exit polls say about state of Georgia's Senate runoffs. The company halted production in April 2015 after 10 people in four states were hospitalized after eating listeria-tainted ice cream. Why is the stock market soaring. It was forced to lay off 1,450 employees, or more than a third of its workforce. What upset ex-U.S. cyber chief most about being fired? "We faced a situation our company had never dealt with before, and our agreement with the government reflects that we should have handled many things differently and better. More PS5 and Xbox Series X game consoles coming to retailers, Black Friday 2020 TV deals from Walmart, Best Buy and Target, More than 1.7 million copies of Obama book sold in a week. Photo courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- … Blue Bell did not issue an immediate recall of the products nor did the company inform customers about the listeria contamination, according to the indictment. Kruse's lawyer, Chris Flood, said his client is innocent and that he and other Blue Bell employees "did the best they could with the information they had at the time. When do states certify their election results? Three deaths were reported in Kansas, and the Centers for Disease Control warned against consuming any Blue Bell products. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. "We will continue to investigate and bring to justice those who jeopardize public health. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. ", "Five years ago, we were heartbroken about the events that led to our voluntary recall of all our ice cream from the market," Blue Bell said in a statement on Friday. "US consumers rely on food producers and suppliers to ensure the safety of the nation's food supply.The charges announced today show that if an individual violates food safety rules or conceals relevant information, we will seek to hold them accountable," said Judy McMeekin, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs at the Food and Drug Administration, in a news release. The company subsequently recalled 8 million gallons of ice cream. New York (CNN Business) A Texas grand jury charged Paul Kruse, Blue Bell Creameries' former CEO and president, was charged with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with an alleged cover-up … All rights reserved. Disclaimer. Unlike many other germs, it can grow in the cold temperature of a refrigerator or in a food processing plant. On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily recalled External all products currently on the market made at all of its facilities, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and frozen snacks.Blue Bell announced this recall after sampling by the company revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained … ", The ice cream was linked to 10 listeria cases in four states and resulted in three deaths in Kansas. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices Copyright S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates. All times are ET. In October, CBS News did a series of investigations on the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory in Texas, that was linked to an outbreak of listeria.