Blue Bell ice cream coming back to store shelves August 31

BRENHAM, TX -- Blue Bell Creameries announced today it will begin distributing ice cream to certain cities on Monday, August 31, and our area is at the top of the list.

Blue Bell has notified the FDA and state health officials in Alabama and Texas of its plans.

It'll go into stores in five phases.

The first of the five phases will include the Brenham, Houston and Austin areas, as well as parts of Alabama, (Birmingham and Montgomery) where the product is being made. The next phases include:

Phase Two: North central Texas and southern Oklahoma
Phase Three: Southwest Texas and central Oklahoma
Phase Four: The majority of Texas and southern Louisiana.
Phase Five: Complete the states of Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas and begin distribution in Arkansas, Florida, northern Louisiana and Mississippi. This phase will also include only parts of the following states: Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

No dates have been set for phases 2-5 yet.

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