On September 9, 2015, Appeeling Fruit Inc. recalled consumer packages of freshly sliced apples due to the product’s potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall is being initiated after the company was informed that an environmental sample taken in the production facility as part of a routine sampling program tested positive for the bacteria.
The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium capable of causing is a serious and sometimes fatal infection. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and experiencing complications. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis. To learn more, please see About Listeria Food Poisoning and Listeria Food Poisoning Symptoms.
The recall affected fresh sliced apple packages with Best-if-Used-by dates of September 14, 2015 and September 29, 2015, that had been shipped to Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania between August 31, 2015 and September 2, 2015. Product recall details can be found on the chart below.
|September 9, 2015 Recall|
|Product Description and Consumer Packaging||Brand/Label on bag||UPC on bag if applicable||Best If Used By date on bag|
|12oz package with fresh, green apple slices||Appeeling Fruit||58324 00950||09/21/2015|
|12oz. package with fresh, red apple slices||Appeeling Fruit||58324 00900||09/21/2015|
|Convenience pack of 8, 2oz. sized bags of fresh, red apple slices||Appeeling Fruit||Bag of 8, 2 oz. bags 58324 08400 Individual 2 oz. bags 58324 00400||09/21/2015|
|2oz. sized bags of fresh, red apple slices||Burger King (BK) Crown||n/a&||09/14/2015|
|2oz. sized bags of fresh, red apple slices||Snack Fresh||74641 00982||09/21/2015|
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