Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Blue Bell Creameries L.P.
Current Parent Company: 
Blue Bell Creameries
Penalty: 
$19,350,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
May 1, 2020
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
food safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries L.P. agreed to plead guilty to charges it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, and the company's former president was charged in connection with a scheme to cover up the incident.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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