BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell Creameries has announced an investment by a prominent Texas businessman will "ensure" the return of its ice cream products to the market.
Blue Bell released a statement Tuesday announcing Sid Bass has become a partner. The company based in Brenham, Texas, did not reveal the size of Bass' investment.
CEO and President Paul Kruse said Bass made a "significant investment" and that the "additional capital will ensure the successful return of our ice cream."
Bass is active in his family's oil-and-gas business.
The company earlier this year shut down production and issued a national recall after its ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses in four states, including three deaths in Kansas.