The FDA has just issued a massive recall for nearly 2,300 cases and 2 full bulk bins of apples due to a Listeria contamination.
According to an official press release;
“Recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands; Great Lakes, North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers display trays. The recalled apples were shipped between October 16th, 2019 and October 21st, 2019 from one North Bay facility to wholesalers, retailers and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.”
The recall includes the apple varieties of; McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious.
The recalled apples has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
“Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected,” noted the FDA. Listeria infection has also been known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
If you or anyone you know has purchased affected apples, please do not consume them. They should either be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.