RECALL: Michigan Apple Grower Recalls Apples Sold In 8 States
One Michigan apple grower is voluntarily recalling apples sold in 8 states due to possible Listeria contamination.
North Bay Produce of Traverse City is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples due to potential contamination of Listeria bacteria contamination.
The recalled varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious apples.
The recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands; Great Lakes, North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers display trays. The affected apples were shipped between October 16th and October 21st from one North Bay facility to wholesalers, retailers and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, according to WXYZ.
Apples that were purchased before October 16 are not affected by the recall. No other North Bay Produce products are affected.
According to the CDC, listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.