December 8, 2019

Bidart Listeria Recall in Canada Expands to Include Full Year of Gala Apples

Bidart Brothers has expanded its apple recall for Listeria to include a second variety, Gala, in Canada, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The recall is for all Gala apples produced in 2014. The initial recall, issued December 24, 2014, was for Granny Smith apples produced during 2014.

Consumers, retailers, restaurants and institutions should not eat or use the recalled products which may have been sold under other brand names. Anyone with questions about whether apples they purchased are included in the recall should contact the location where they were purchased.

Bidart Brothers apples have been linked to a Listeria outbreak that has sickened at least 32 people in the U.S.  Two people in Canada have been sickened by the same strain.  One case is in Ontario, and the other is in Manitoba. The status of these individuals is not known at this time.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also issued a food recall warningExternal Link for Happy Apples caramel apples.

 

 

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