Following recalls, Blue Bell lays off a third of its workers

Blue Bell Creameries announced Friday it would lay off more than one third of its workforce and furlough another third of its employees as it struggles to make changes at its production plants after food safety violations came to light last month.

The manufacturer decided to recall all of its products in April after its ice cream was linked to Listeria outbreaks earlier this spring.

Of its 3,900 employees, Blue Bell said 750 full-time and 700 part-time workers represen

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