(Bloomberg) -- Blue Bell CreameriesInc., working to contain the spread of listeria after threepeople died from the bacterial disease, expanded a product recallto include everything it makes.

Following an earlier recall of some ice cream, listeria has beenfound in several different places and plants, the Brenham,Texas-based company said. The affected products -- including icecream, frozen yogurt and other snacks -- were distributed to retailoutlets in 23 U.S. states, including California, Texas, Florida andIllinois, as well as international locations. The recall includes 8million gallons of ice cream and other products, the companysaid.

“At this point, we cannot say with certainty how listeria wasintroduced to our facilities and so we have taken thisunprecedented step,” Chief Executive Officer Paul Kruse said in astatement on the family-owned company’s website. “We areheartbroken about this situation.”

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