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Former Blue Bell Employees Speak Out

Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran an investigative report examining long-term safety and sanitation issues at Blue Bell ice cream’s flagship Brehnam plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tainted Blue Bell products have sickened at least 13 people since 2010. Among them, three died after being hospitalized with other illnesses. Chronicle investigative […]

Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran an investigative report examining long-term safety and sanitation issues at Blue Bell ice cream’s flagship Brehnam plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tainted Blue Bell products have sickened at least 13 people since 2010. Among them, three died after being hospitalized with other illnesses.

Chronicle investigative reporter Mark Collette spoke with former plant employees to gain a better understanding of what safety and sanitation issues have cropped up. We talk with Collette about what he’s learned.

MORE: The Dirty Secrets of Blue Bell’s Production (Houston Chronicle, Sept. 12, 2015)

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