Michigan Company Issues Apple Recall for Listeria Contamination
Michigan based North Bay Produce of Traverse City is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples because of potential Listeria contamination.
The company is recalling all shipped apples to retailers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin and also included all Fresh Thyme stores as part of the recall. The varieties in question are Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonamac, Jonathan, McIntosh and Red Delicious apples. All apples in the recall were sold after October 16th in two-pound or three-pound bags and 600-pound bins. Recalled apples were sold under the name Great Lakes, North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers display trays.
So far there have been no illnesses reported in regards to the recall, but anyone with the recalled apples should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Symptoms of Listeria included headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The infection can be serious or even life-threatening, particularly pregnant women and their babies, people whose immune systems aren't working right, and seniors. If you belong to any of those groups, you need to be extra cautious and consult your doctor if symptoms appear.