Blue Bell Troubles Just Beginning After Listeria Recall

Law360, Dallas (April 21, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday of all its products on the market following a deadly listeria outbreak, an unusual and proactive move that could limit punitive damages but also expose the company to claims from distributors and retailers, lawyers say.

The Texas ice cream maker pulled all of its products, manufactured at all of its facilities, from store shelves after finding that listeria contamination wasn't limited to a single machine at one of its plants, as it had appeared earlier. Lawyers say it's highly unusual for a food recall to be that broad and that it signals that...

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