Blue Bell Creameries, the iconic Texas ice cream maker, has been embroiled in a financial and public relations crisis since it recalled its products in April because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Blue Bell’s difficulties expanded to the courthouse this week after a former Houston resident who alleges that he contracted the disease from eating Blue Bell products sued the Brenham company.

The complaint David Philip Shockley filed on May 19 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas may be the first Listeria-related lawsuit against Blue Bell since the company issued a limited recall of some products in March in response to evidence of a Listeria infestation.

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