The $17.25 million is the largest-ever criminal penalty following a conviction in a food safety case.
U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman of Austin dropped the case Wednesday against former Blue Bell Creameries CEO Paul Kruse because federal prosecutors did not seek an indictment from a grand jury and Kruse's attorneys said he never waived his right to a grand jury indictment.
Blue Bell says it has deep-cleaned and disinfected the area where the employee worked.
Blue Bell is getting into the Christmas spirit early, with the release of their highly anticipated seasonal ice cream flavors.
Blue Bell has issued a voluntary recall for some of its half gallons of ice cream because they may contain a foreign object.
A man in southeast Texas insists that he’s innocent after circulating a now-viral video of himself removing a container of vanilla Blue Bell ice cream from a Walmart freezer, licking the frozen dessert, and placing it back on the shelf.
A copycat Blue Bell Ice Cream licker was arrested and charged in Louisiana over the weekend.
A girl seen licking a tub of ice cream and putting it back on a grocery store shelf in a now-viral video seems to have inspired some copycats on social media.
Police in East Texas say they have spoken with the suspect in a viral video seen licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream before putting it back in the store's freezer, and have identified her as a juvenile.
A police department in Texas posted a photo of its officers standing guard in a supermarket’s frozen dessert section following a viral video of a woman licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream and putting it back on the shelf, which has apparently prompted copycats to try and make it the next viral social media challenge.
The woman seen on video licking a tub of Blue Bell Ice Cream and then putting the products back on the shelf has been identified.
Police in Lufkin, Texas believe they have identified the woman from a viral video seen licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream before putting it back in the store's freezer.
Officials with Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a statement Monday after video surfaced of a woman licking a tub of the company's ice cream product at a store before putting it back in the freezer.