On October 15, 2015, Granny Smith green apples from Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., have been recalled because of possible contamination with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated due to a customer who performed microbial testing on the Del Monte apples and detected the presence of bacteria.
Information About Del Monte Apples Recall
The apples were sold at Coremark and 7-Eleven convenience stores as individual fruit on open displays. These apples were distributed to the following states: CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SD, UT and WY, on Oct. 1-12, 2015. There are 695 affected boxes containing 67 clear plastic bags containing 6 “Granny Smith” green apples and 8 “Granny Smith” green apples.
View the original Press Release at FDA Recalls.
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Information About Listeria
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, is a serious and sometimes fatal foodborne illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are about 880 confirmed cases of listeriosis in the U.S. each year.
Listeriosis affects primarily pregnant women (and sometimes their developing fetuses), newborns, older adults, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born.
For more information on Listeria symptoms, complications, and more, visit listeria.com.