Blue Bell blasts into orbit in trip to International Space Station – Dallas News (blog)

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 4:52 am

This is not the first long-haul trip for Blue Bell.

“Our products have made several trips to space,” spokeswomanJenny Van Dorfsaid in an emailed response. “It seems to be an astronaut favorite. We first sent Blue Bell to space in 1995, and it has been on several missions since [then], including the 2006 Space Shuttle Atlantis and in 2012 on SpaceX.

“We did not sell to NASA directly, but we are glad they think our ice cream is out of this world.”

Brenham-based Blue Bell is still working on reclaiming turf on Earth that it vacated as part of a nationwide recall. The pullbackwas prompted by findings of Listeria in the company’s plant and product.

The Listeria outbreak sickened at least 10 people who had been hospitalized for other medical issues. Three patients died.

All product now is tested and held in cold storage before being released to the public.

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