Blue Bell listeria scare creates black market for ice cream

Blue Bell listeria scare creates black market for ice cream
A date on the bottom of the ice cream container (Source: Craigslist)
A date on the bottom of the ice cream container (Source: Craigslist)

(WVUE) - Some people who bought Blue Bell ice cream before the company's massive recall hope to make a lot of money selling their cartons on the black market.

Ads are popping up on Craigslist, offering containers of Blue Bell ice cream for as much as $10,000.

"What we have here is one pint of unopened Bluebell goodness. Purchased just mere weeks ago, this is like an oasis in the desert for you ice cream lovers. Buyer assumes all responsibility for transport, and or any Listeria contracted from product as well. I will not distribute by the spoonful or part out. Cash offers only, price is firm," read one post on Craigslist.

Listeria concerns prompted Blue Bell to recall all of its products weeks ago. Government doctors do not want anyone eating Blue Bell products.

Blue Bell creameries has signed agreements with health officials in two states where the company's products are made.

The agreements require the company to inform the states whenever there is a positive test result for listeria.

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