October 16, 2019

Listeria in Caramel Apples Kills 2, Sickens 2 Others in Minnesota

Listeria in caramel apples has killed two people in Minnesota and sickened two others, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The illnesses are part of a multi-state outbreak, the agency said. MDH is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, ┬áthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on an investigation into the outbreak. The four people in Minnesota, all adults ages 59 to 90 years, ┬ábecame ill in late October and November. All of then were hospitalized. Two of them died. MDH is warning consumers not to eat any pre-packaged, commercially-produced caramel apples, including those with toppings such as nuts, chocolate, and sprinkles until more information becomes available. The case patients in … [Read more...]

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