• Blue Bell president” Ricky” Dickson testifies as government witness against his “friend”

    12 days ago - By Food Safety

    AUSTIN - Richard S. “Ricky” Dickson, the current President at Blue Bell Creameries, testified Wednesday as a government witness against his predecessor and one-time mentor, Paul Kruse.
    Dickson took over from Kruse in 2017 at the Brenham, TX, company known for its flagship brand of Blue Bell ice creams.
    He testified on the third day of Kruse's jury trial for conspiracy and fraud charges stemming from a deadly 2015 listeriosis outbreak. Three people dies in the outbreak, which sickened at least 10.
    During the outbreak, which ended with Blue Bell shutting down its production facilities and...
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