After the recall of Blue Bell ice cream products, Newton County School System has removed all of the brand’s ice cream from its stock Tuesday.
According to NCSS Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis-Viniard all of the system’s Blue Bell has been destroyed. Due to it’s a la carte nature on NCSS menus, the ice cream will not be replaced.
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
A Blue Bell executive says the company "cannot say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities. It issued the recall that includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states, including Georgia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.