BRENHAM, TEXAS — Blue Bell Creameries has resumed production of ice cream at its Sylacauga, Ala., facility following the April voluntary recall of all of its products in the wake of a Listeria outbreak. The Brenham-based company announced on its Facebook page on Aug. 5: “We’re busy at our Sylacauga, Ala., facility crankin’ out ice cream and building inventory. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the details of our return!”
The company said it began evaluating enhanced production processes and testing ice cream production at the plant at the end of July. This week, the Alabama Department of Public Health approved the sale of Blue Bell ice cream manufactured at the plant after inspections revealed the company was meeting all state public health requirements. Blue Bell’s Broken Arrow, Okla., and Brenham facilities remain closed, and the company has not disclosed when ice cream sales may resume.