The recall affects Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples grown by Jack Brown Produce, Inc., which were shipped by one of its suppliers between December 11-16, 2017.

The apples went to stores in Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, according to an FDA Recall Notice issued Tuesday.

The recalled apples were sold under the brand name “Apple Ridge,” and include the following:

  • Honeycrisp apples in two-pound clear plastic bags;
  • Gala, Fuji, and Golden Delicious apples in 3-pound clear plastic bags;
  • Fuji and Gala apples in 5-pound red-netted mesh bags; and
  • Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples that were tray-packed/individually sold.

Affected products can be identified with the following lot codes, which are printed on the bag label and/or bag-closure clip:

  • Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, 174
  • Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, 173
  • Golden Delicious: NOI 168
  • Gala: NOI 164, 166 on either the product labels and/or bag-closure clip.

The recall was issued after routine testing found that some finished products contained Listeria monocytogenes, a foodborne disease-causing bacteria that causes symptoms including fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions.

Source: FOX 2 Detroit

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