Texas health officials finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant. The company temporarily shut down its operation following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in certain ice cream products.

Texas health officials outlined requirements and milestones the company must reach before releasing ice cream into the marketplace. The company agreed to the terms with the state May 14.

In April, Blue Bell Creameries recalled all products due to concerns about illness. Several cases of listeriosis have been associated with Blue Bell products.

Last updated May 15, 2015