Michigan-based North Bay Produce, Inc. recalled a variety of fresh apples in 8 states due to a risk of Listeria contamination.
The voluntary recall involves approximately 2,297 cases and 2 bulk bins of apples that were shipped to wholesalers and retailers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The recall only involves apples that were delivered between October 16 and October 21, 2019.
No illnesses have been linked to the recall, but infections with Listeria can be life-threatening. Listeria can also cause pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage or stillbirth.
The recalled apple varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac, and Red Delicious apples.
Some of the apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands Great Lakes®, North Bay Produce®, or Pure Michigan®.
The apples were also sold unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retail display trays.
The recall was issued after a finished product test was positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
For more information, consumers with questions may call 1-231-929-4001, Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm Eastern Time, or visit www.northbayproduce.com.
Source: North Bay Produce Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Apples Because of Possible Health Risk