1,450 Blue Bell workers losing jobs after listeria problems
HOUSTON – Blue Bell Creameries says it will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a total product recall.
The Texas company, whose production plants remain closed, released a statement Friday saying 750 full-time employees and 700 part-time workers are losing their jobs. That represents about 37 percent of the company’s 3,900 employees. SOURCE
People that love Blue Bell, and I am one of them, will tell you, Blue Bell really is the very best tasting ice cream you’ll ever eat, even after they modified their recipe. I hope they survive this crisis and come back better than ever, and soon.