Listeria Fears Spur Apple Recall

Listeria Fears Spur Apple Recall

Nearly 3,000 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples have been recalled by Michigan-based North Bay Produce Inc. due to possible listeria contamination.

The apples were packed and shipped from one packing house between Oct. 16-21 and distributed to retailers, brokers and wholesalers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious are among the varieties of recalled apples, which were sold in plastic bags under the brands Great Lakes and North Bay Produce Pure Michigan.

They were also sold unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually.

Infection with listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

To date, no illnesses have been linked to the recalled apples, according to North Bay Produce.
For more information, consumers can call the company at 1-231-929-4001.

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