Texas Rangers pulling ice cream linked to listeria from stands
The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday they would not be selling Blue Bell ice cream during the team's weekend homestand. Blue Bell has been linked to a listeria outbreak in Kansas this week and expanded an ongoing recall of its ice cream on Tuesday.
The Rangers hold Blue Bell promotions during Sunday home games, according to Fox Sports Southwest. The club did not say when its promotion would resume.
The Rangers will host the Houston Astros Friday through Sunday at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
"The Texas Rangers and our Globe Life Park in Arlington concessionaire Metroplex Sportservice are committed to providing a quality and safe experience for all of our fans," the team said in its statement. "In light of recent events and out of an abundance of caution, we will not be offering Blue Bell Ice Cream products during our upcoming homestand.
"Blue Bell has been a valued partner of the Rangers for many years. We will remain in contact with company officials as they address this ongoing situation. Ice cream will not be available at Globe Life Park during the upcoming homestand, and Sunday's Ice Cream Sunday promotion will not take place. We invite our fans to enjoy the many other great food options available at Globe Life Park."
Blue Bell said on Tuesday it was recalling additional flavors of its ice cream. Previously, six flavors had been recalled, reports CNN Money. Blue Bell said it had shipped the recalled products to stores in more than 20 U.S. states.
- Mike Fiammetta