1st Blue Bell Listeria Suit Melts Amid New Ice Cream Recall

By Emily Field (September 22, 2016, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday dismissed the first case brought against Blue Bell Creameries Inc. over a deadly listeria outbreak, a day after the troubled ice cream maker launched another recall out of worries that its chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was contaminated with the bacteria.

David Phillip Shockley, who claimed that he was left near death after contracting a listeriosis infection in 2013 after eating Blue Bell ice cream, and Blue Bell agreed to a stipulated dismissal of his suit with prejudice, according to court records. He had claimed that his bout with the infection left him with...

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