• Blue Bell begins ice cream production in Alabama


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    • Blue Bell has begun ice cream production in Alabama
    • The state cleared the company for production today
    • Testing at the facility began last week
    • Still no work on when the Broken Arrow plant will reopen. 


    Blue Bell Creameries confirmed on Twitter Wednesday that the company is producing ice cream and building inventory at its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant.

    The Alabama Department of Health said it has cleared the facility to make ice cream.

    A Blue Bell spokesperson said employees started work on Wednesday. The facility first began testing products last week.

    RELATED: Blue Bell tests processes in Alabama

    The company also said to expect more information on its return in the coming weeks.

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    The Blue Bell facility in Broken Arrow has not yet resumed production.

    Officials from the State Department of Food and Safety said equipment is still being replaced and an inspection has not been done.

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