September 27, 2016

Granny Smith Apples Sold at Mike’s Discount Foods Recalled for Listeria, E. coli and Salmonella

Granny Smith apples sold at Mike's Discount Foods stores in Anoka and Fridley are being recalled for Listeria, E. coli and Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these apples should not eat them as they risk serious illness if they do. The apples are being recalled by Northstar Produce Inc. of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The apples are being recalled because they tested positive for all three bacteria. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall, but Listeria infections can take as long as 70 days after exposure to develop. Listeria monocytogenes can cause a serious, sometimes fatal infection called listeriosis. Those most at risk are young children, seniors, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women among whom listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, … [Read more...]

Del Monte Granny Smith Apples Recalled for Listeria

Del Monte Fresh Produce is recalling Granny Smith apples because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, but consumers who have purchased these apples should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious sometimes fatal infections. Those most at risk for Listeria infection are pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stuffiness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recalled apples were distributed in clear plastic bags containing 6 “Granny Smith” green apples. But the apples were sold individually on fruit displays at … [Read more...]

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